Lawrence Martin “Larry” Howe

Nov 30, 2017
With great sadness we announce the passing of Lawrence Martin Howe (Larry), age 84, on November 30th, 2017 due to complications from cancer.

Larry was the very devoted and much-loved husband of Lucy Joan (nee Parker), who cherished their 61 years of marriage. He was the dearly loved father of Gillian Stoute (Dave) of Windsor, ON, Russell of Kincardine, Krista Cadoreth (Dennis) of Deep River and Darren (Mary Ann) of Ottawa.

Larry was truly cherished by all 11 of his grandchildren; Jade, Ryan, Heidi, Rory, Alexandra, Kristen, Noah, Jena, Kiana, Sophie and Kieran.

He will be greatly missed by brother-in-law John Parker and his wife Carol of Victoria, B.C. and life long friends Eric Bodin of Kimberly, B.C. and Lyle Robertson of Victoria, B.C.

Born in Kimberly, B.C. in 1933, Larry met Lucy through close mutual friends while attending U.B.C. in Vancouver. They married in 1956 and moved to Deep River in the same year after they both accepted positions at A.E.C.L.

Larry immediately fell in love with the area and immersed himself in the many clubs and activities with basketball, curling, golf, canoeing and skiing being greatest passions. L.M. Howe published over 200 articles during his career as a metal physicist. He was a visiting scientist at Harwell and at Cambridge in England where he established friendships that lasted a lifetime. In 1985 he won the Canadian Metal Physics Award.

Larry will be forever remembered as a true gentleman who always had time and infinite patience for his family and as a man whose smile was always the biggest when he was perched on the top of his favourite ski hill or seated in the stern of his canoe, on a gorgeous lake, on a sunny day. A life well lived.

A memorial service will be held at the Deep River Community Church on Saturday, the 9th of December at 12 noon. An Irish wake will immediately follow at the Bear’s Den in Deep River.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation at

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