He is survived by his beloved wife Aileen, step-children Kate, John and Sally-Ann; step-grandchildren Amanda, Izabela and Maxwell; daughter-in-law Kathy; grandchildren Matthew and Jennifer and great-grandchildren Gabe and Sophia.
Howard was predeceased by his loving sons Dan and Mark.
Howard had a passion for helping people and was a mentor to many.
He held senior positions in mental health, education and counseling both in Canada and the United States.
Howard loved all sports and was a great athlete and talented musician.
It was his wish that his body be willed to the School of Anatomy at the University of Toronto for medical science.
Private Memorial will be held for family and friends.