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Dr. Howard Backman
November 21, 1938 - September 29, 2018
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<div itemprop="description">It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Howard Backman on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the age of 79. <br> <br>He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Lise, his son Lars (Elizabeth), his daughter Britt (Ryan) and cherished grandson Jasper. <br> <br>In addition to being a loving husband and father, he was a dedicated and accomplished Optometrist who enjoyed a long and distinguished career of over 40 years. He was blessed with a great mind, an unrelenting work ethic and will be missed by family, friends and patients alike. <br> <br>The family would like to thank the team at Lakeshore Hospital as they helped him spend time with his family during his last days. <br> <br>A private funeral for the family was held with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, donations to his Scholarship at the University of Waterloo Optometry School would be greatly appreciated. Dr. Backman established this Scholarship many years ago to be annually presented to an Optometry student who devoted a summer to research in the field of vision sciences. Please contact Andrea Carthew at acarthew@uwaterloo.ca. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br></div>