In loving memory of Howie who sadly passed away on 2nd January 2022
Howie’s death has been a tremendous shock. Planning his funeral is not what we as a family expected to be doing. The love and support shown by everyone who knew Howie means so much, we thank you all.
Howie’s funeral took place on Friday 28th January at St Mary with St Alban Church in Teddington. A video of the service is shared below, along with personal tributes and donations details.
In lieu of floral tributes we invite you to donate to our chosen charities the RNLI and The Ambulance Staff Charity.
Howard was a founder member and volunteer of Teddington RNLI helping to set up the lifeboat station in 2002. He served as operational crew and helm for 18 years involving himself personally in over 150 rescues on the nearby River Thames.
Howie… Jeremy and I will never forget the honour of being witnesses at your Uk marriage to Jo. After our celebratory lunch together- the four of us shared a wonderful evening bike ride and picnic by the river. That day, we enjoyed the genuine, simple and uncomplicated pleasures of life, which you so loved. We will miss you and we will be there for Jo, always.
Howie was always smiling and friendly and was devoted to his lovely Jo. He has been taken far too soon but he will be remembered with affection by all who knew him XX
I did not know Howie but I do know Jo and I know he was her best friend and what can be stronger than that. He was always quiet when we bumped into them at the river latterly with the star Gracie and in cafes etc on the high street. He seemed to have that wonderful inner peace and confidence and lack of ego that is rare in a person. I’m so very sorry Jo for your loss. Us yogis are there for you as you as you start to navigate a new path. Namaste X
We were lucky enough to meet Howard & Jo on a holiday in Cuba and we spent a fabulous 2 weeks building a friendship. We attended their beautiful wedding overseas & will never forget how magical that time was. Howard was Jo’s rock, quiet, but with a wicked sense of humour. Howie you’re never be forgotten and you will always be forever in our hearts ♥️
I have known Jo and Howard for many many years, when I used to live in London. We haven’t seen each other for a long time but they still remain very dear friends in my heart. Howard (Oward to me) was a true gentleman, a generous intelligent and discreet person with a great sense of humour. In all my travels, I never met a kinder soul. I loved spending time with him and Jo.
Rest In Peace my friend, carry on the good work wherever you went and I hope we’ll see each other again. I’ll be there for your loving Jo in the meantime ♥️
I’m so sorry I couldn’t be with you in person. I joined in on line. I have so many fond memories of you both. The service was beautiful, with all the tributes reaffirming how we all feel. What a wonderful man, there is a special place in all our hearts for you. Jo, thinking of you and sending all my love xxx
Howard, thanks for the fun times in London and aborad! An absolute gent, you will be missed.