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Howard Roger Stockford

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Howard Roger Stockford

April 6, 1941 - September 3, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Howard Roger Stockford announce his passing at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday, the 3rd of September 2022 at the age of 81.
Howard and his wife Jeannie shared a wonderful journey together for almost 60 years, handling the challenges life threw at them with dignity and grace.
Howard graduated from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London and emigrated immediately to Canada, where he went on to build a very successful career in the profession that he loved. He was the Executive Vice President of Aur Resources Inc. for many years and later joined the Board of Agnico Eagle Mines. Howard is survived by his wife Jeannie, treasured daughter Sally, granddaughter Becca and his great grandson Ocean, with whom he shared a similar sense of humour, sister Angela and his remaining family in England. Howard is predeceased by his son Roger and his granddaughter Victoria. He was truly a kind man, blessed with a wonderful gift of laughter and described by almost everyone who met him as a gentleman.
As pre-Howard’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mining Matters or The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metalurgy and Petroleum.
There will be an “Au Revoir Howard” gathering in the Windsor Ballroom of the King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Saturday, the 22nd of October from 4-7p.m.
We would like to invite Howard’s friends and acquaintances to join us to a toast of life well lived.

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Dianne and Ken Kelly - September 28, 2022

We send condolences to you Jeannie and to your family. Howard was certainly a gentleman, a great neighbour, always giving a helping hand and greeting you with a beautiful smile. He will be sorely missed. A donation has been sent to Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Adrienne Mahaffy - September 22, 2022

Howard was in a category of his own. He was extremely kind, polite, smart, a great story teller and a very charming host. His smile and his eyes truly showed his warm nature. His family was of utmost importance. His love for Jeannie everlasting. I will miss him. Adrienne

Sally Bradshaw - September 21, 2022

Dear, Jeannie, Sally, Becca and Ocean, I want to send my condolences, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Howard as a kind and gernerous man who loved his family and wanted the best for all of you. He would always speak with pride about his family. I know you miss him and I want to wish you all the best as you carry on. Sending you love, Sally Bradshaw

Donald and Carol Anne Maybin - September 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Mining Matters

Angelika Seifert - September 17, 2022

Dear Jeannie, The love your spouse had for you is something that can never be taken away. Hold on to that and know that they are there with you always. Angelika and Aileen-Celeste Seifert

Doug & Helen Hawkes - September 16, 2022

Dear Jeannie, Helen and I are very sorry to hear of Howard's passing. We enjoyed knowing you both so much during our years in the condominium together. We had many good occasions together. We are thinking of you and wishing you well, Helen & Doug.

Peter Lehman - September 16, 2022

Dear Jeannie, Sally, Rebecca and Ocean, Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences on learning of Howard’s passing. He was truly a well loved individual, his warmhearted and generous nature made anyone feel instantly welcome. He will surely be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Peter & Carolyn.

Bruno and Gildetta Esposito - September 15, 2022

Dear Jeannie and family, We were saddened to read in the Free Press of Howard's passing. We remember with much fondness our friendship which began in The Pas and the fabulous dinner parties with friends which always included great food and a lots of laughter. Please, know that we are thinking of you and your family and send our most sincere condolences. Gildetta and Bruno

Dan Sheehan - September 15, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Mining Matters

Ruth Mesbur & Harlan Schonfeld - September 13, 2022

Dear Jeannie, Sally and family - we read the notice of Howard’s death with profound shock and sadness. We remember you all as our wonderful neighbours on Aberdeen Avenue so many years ago. Our hearts are breaking for you. Ruth and Harlan

Christine Chapman - September 13, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to you.

Holly Maybin - September 13, 2022

Hi Jeannie - I'm so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. I know that I didn't get to see either you often at Strawberry Lane but it was always a nice visit when we did manage to make it over. And you spoil the girls! And I always enjoyed Carol Anne and Don's stories about visiting with Jeannie and Howard and your extreme generosity. Take care Jeannie, Holly

David and Myrna Mason - September 13, 2022

Dear Jennie We were so shocked to learn of Howard's passing. Although it has been many years since we spent time together the memories are still vivid. Wishing you and family peace and our condolences. Myrna and David Mason

Debbie Kuypers - September 13, 2022

Jeannie and family Read the sad news in the paper today about your dear Howard My sympathy to you and family A friend from long ago in Winnipeg Take care Debbie Kuypers

Joanna Dahlin - September 13, 2022

Jeannie I was so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. A true gentleman if there ever was one. I think of you often and how fortunate I was to look after such wonderful clients as you and Howard during my career. My sincere condolences to you and Sally at this difficult time.

Nean Allman - September 13, 2022

"One of the good guys gone, never to be forgotten." Jeannie, to you and your family, my deepest sympathy. When we all first met, decades ago, we had the common bond of hailing from "across the pond". Did you and Howard not first meet when he was on a student geology field trip to the Isle of Arran? May a lifetime of good memories comfort you at this sad time.

Jane Spooner - September 13, 2022

My sincere condolences to Jeannie and Howard’s family. Howard will be remembered for his many contributions to Canada’s mining industry. He gave his time and energy with his characteristic cheer and good humour.

Stephanie Thomas - September 12, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Mining Matters

Barry Simmons - September 12, 2022

My deepest condolences to Jeannie, Sally and family. I know the loss of husband, father and patriarch will be huge and painful. I knew Howard over the years with the Falconbridge group and with companies associated with Aur Resources. For a time, Howard was my immediate superior. He was a wise and knowledgeable supervisor and mentor, always encouraging. For various reasons, we lost close contact in later years, but I always valued his association and acquaintance. I shall continue to value his memory.

Lee Barker - September 12, 2022

Howard will be sadly missed by all members of the Canadian and International Exploration and Mining Community . He always had a positive outlook on business and life and gave back to his profession through his support of many of the technical and professional organizations of our industry. Sincere condolences to his entire family and colleagues.