Howard Kinnear, 86, of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was born June 9, 1912 in Toronto, Ont. to the late Edgar and Millicent Kinnear. Howard later moved to Souris, Man., of which he had many fond memories, and then moved to Emo in 1920 as a young boy.
Howard was united in marriage Aug. 12, 1942 to the former Gladys Swire. He had worked as a cook and a guide at Dalseg’s in Nestor Falls, Ont., and later worked at the Langstaff and Thompson Mills in Emo. He also worked for the Department of Highways for 29 years until he retired in 1977.
He loved gardening and enjoyed sports, especially watching hockey. He was a member of the Orange Lodge and the Emo Curling Club.
Howard is survived by his wife, Gladys Kinnear of Emo, Ont.; three sons, Charles of Winnipeg, Man., and Don and wife, Dixie, and Myles and wife, Teddianne, all of Emo, Ont.; one daughter, Karen and husband, Tom Wacker, of Wales, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, Darcy, Marietta, Allen, Carla, Scott, Melissa, Jonathan, Tyler, Craig, Daniel, Brian, Megan, and Trista; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Dwight; one brother, William; and two sisters, Vida and Vest.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo. Rev. Frances Flook officiated, with interment in Emo Cemetery in Emo.
Pallbearers were Allen Kinnear, Darcy Kinnear, Scott Kinnear, Jonathan Kinnear, Craig Wacker, and Herb Johnson.
Honourary pallbearers were Doug LaBelle, Neil Grant, Cliff Crawford, George Kaplar, Garnet Hands, Julia Treadway, Ted Treadway, Carl Heisler, Lloyd Wheatley, Dale Strachan, and Roy Sigurdson.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Hospital, 260 Front St., Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.