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Born: Aug 11, 1934

Date of Passing: Oct 10, 2005

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HOWARD B. LAW Peacefully, on October 10, 2005, with his family by his side, Howard lost his fight with cancer. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Betty; daughter Marilyn (Tom); grandsons, Michael, Derek, Daniel, Robbie, Brendan, Alex and Keenan; brothers, Jim (Edna), George (Susan) and Chuck (Eileen); sisters, Lorna (Jim) and Janet (George); sisters-in-law, Maureen, Grace and Maureen Eby of Comox, BC as well as numerous nieces, nephews and longtime friends. Howard was predeceased by his beloved son Rob; brothers, Delbert and Ron; mother Aureen and father Charles; niece Robyn; nephews, Wayne and Teddy. Howard was born in Winnipeg on August 11, 1934. He grew up in Selkirk and at the age of 19, married the love of his life, Betty. In the early years of their marriage all they possessed were the dreams they shared for their future, their steadfast determination and their love for each other. But it was all they needed to fuel their journey together over the years that followed. The first home Mom and Dad owned was in Transcona where they made many friends and began raising a young family. During this time, while working as an upholsterer at CPR, Dad put his carpentry skills to use and on weekends and holidays, built a cottage in Matlock. Soon after its completion, they sold it and purchased property on the lake where a new dream took shape. Dad loved the years spent at our cottage in Ponemah enjoying the beauty of the lake, the wildlife and the company of family and friends. He enjoyed fishing off the shore at dawn and dusk and built countless bonfires, which warmed us while we stared at the stars, told ghost stories and shared many good laughs. Throughout the course of his life, Dad always enjoyed meeting new people. He made a career change and became an insurance claims adjuster and the best part of his job for him was the people he met along the way. He worked for several companies before he decided to open H. B. Law Co. Ltd. General Insurance Adjusters in 1980, in Selkirk. Throughout the years Dad belonged to a number of organizations. He was a member of Masonic Order having joined Beaver Lodge No. 139 AF and AM in November 1973. With the amalgamation of lodges he became a charter member of Beaver Ionic Lodge No. 25. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Winnipeg. Dad was a member of the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose International, Manitoba Pond and was Most Loyal Gander in 1977. He became a life member on January 16, 2002. He served on the Insurance Council of Manitoba for seven years. Dad belonged to the Seven Oaks Game and Fish Association where during his membership he served as President. In recent years Dad became very active in the Shrine. He was a member of the Director's Staff of Khartum Shrine and joined the Divan in 1997. In January 2005, during its 100th anniversary, Dad became Potentate of Khartum Shrine. His love and commitment to children inspired him to work hard raising funds on their behalf. Our proudest moment was watching him open the Shrine Circus at the new MTS Centre. Dad was a man with many talents. He was a fine curler, golfer and dancer and could fix almost anything. His wonderful sense of humour was a delight for everyone. The most important people in Dad's life were his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, a wonderful father and an adoring grandfather. His strong and abiding love for his family was always reflected in his words and deeds. We will miss him very much. We would like to express our thanks to Dr. P. Harris, and the nurses and staff at Grace Hospital CancerCare for their compassion and fine care of Dad. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Shrine Chaplain Norman Pohl officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations can be made to Khartum Shrine Hospital Patient Transportation Fund. THOMSON IN THE PARK 1291 McGillivray Blvd. 925-1120 (Between Pembina and Waverley)

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 13, 2005

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Howard will be sadly missed by all. It was a great pleasure that he asked both of us to be his personal aids in his year as Potentate. He was very supportive to the Shrine especially the Oriental Band at which he and his wife Betty were always very involved. May he play the sweetest music this side of Meeca. - Posted by: Jim and June Krochenski (Friend) on: Oct 13, 2005

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