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John Edward Howard
July 22, 1931 - November 21, 2019
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<div itemprop="description">HOWARD, John Edward of Dorval, QC passed away in his sleep in the presence of the Lord at the CHLSD Lachine. He is survived by his daughters Emily (Beaconsfield, QC) and Sandy (Edinburgh, UK), his grandchildren James, Zoe and Galena, and his brother Alfred (Boston, MA) and adjoining family. He was predeceased by his sister Maryellen in 2016. <br> <br>John was born in Digby, NS to Edward Howard and Dorothy Quigley, who managed the Waverly Hotel on Tower Road. During WWII the family moved to Halifax, where he studied Civil Engineering at the Nova Scotia Technical College (Dalhousie). Summers were spent in the Canadian Officer's Training Corps, which allowed for travel, including a stint in the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (1949). In 1965, he moved to Montreal and became a member of the Professional Engineers of Quebec. One of the major projects he worked on was the Champlain Bridge. He eventually went on to work independently and completed a number of projects for SNC Lavalin. <br> <br>John devoted his life to the Lord and it was more than apparent with how he treated others; he was kind, generous and very hospitable - even to strangers. He was a father, brother, friend, good neighbour and good samaritan. Though he resided in Montreal a long time, his heart belonged to The Maritimes. He lived modestly because he knew, "With God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26) <br> <br>The service will be held at Rideau Funeral Home on November 28, 2019 at 11 am. Visitation starts at 10 am. Following the service, the burial will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens on Donegani in Pointe-Claire (border of Beaconsfield). <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Voice of the Martyrs (, 1-888-298-6423) as it was John's favourite charity and the one he spoke most highly of. "With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation." (Psalms 91:16)</div>