Paul Howard

Obituary of Paul Howard


It is with sad hearts that the family of John “Paul” Howard, 76, of Strathroy, announce his passing on May 31st, 2023, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital after many health challenges. Though the challenges were many, Paul never asked the question, “why me?”. Paul leaves behind his partner, Janice (Jan) Robertson. Proud father of his son, Dean (Cara) Howard, his daughters Lyn (Bill) Riordan, Brenda (Ramiro) Baiza, his grandchildren Matthew (Shekina) Howard, Ryan Howard (Abby), Clarke Riordan (Lexi), Blake Riordan (Olivia), Dawson and Talan Baiza, and great-grandbabies Dallas and Wrenley Howard. Brother to Peter (Mary), brother in law to Linda, and predeceased by siblings Sheila, Bob and Donald. Remembering Paul is his extended family Tracey and Jim Jansen, Jason and Paulina Robertson, and their families.

Paul was a general contractor, owning PJ Construction. Due to his strong work ethic, that his children thank him for, many farm buildings throughout Southwestern Ontario have and will stand the test of time.

The family wants to sincerely thank the nurses at the 1-South medical unit at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their wonderful care and empathy.

Respecting Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Parkinson’s Society of Canada or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

“As long as hearts remember
As long as hearts still care
We do not part with those we love
They’re with us everywhere”.

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