Joseph James Howatt passed away on October 25, 2019 with his family by his side. Jim was born on November 17, 1937 in Ochre River, MB and was the second of ten children.
In the 1960s, Jim worked on the oil rigs in MB and AB, dismantled a mill at Port Radium, NWT and at a mine in Uranium City. In 1966, he moved to Churchbridge to begin his 33-year career at IMC-K1. In 1967, Jim married Marg Morgan of Sifton, MB. They settled in Churchbridge where they raised their two children.
Jim spent many hours in his garden and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with family and neighbours. Summers were spent at Pyott’s on Lake of the Prairies where he took pleasure in taking every visitor out on his boat either fishing or waterskiing. Family and friendships were always important, and he looked forward to the Howatt reunions. Jim enjoyed his sports. He enjoyed playing and coaching minor baseball and cheering on his beloved Blue Jays. He spent many years curling and in his later years watching every game he could on TV. In the season between gardening and curling, he enjoyed hunting deer and moose.
Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Emily Howatt, his sister Thelma Hodgson and his brother Gordon. He will remain in the memories of his wife Marg, daughter Noreen, son Jim (Bijou) and grandchildren (Amy, Matthew, Mathieu and Zacharie). He also leaves his siblings Ray (Faye), Lillian Somerville, Elsie (Clay) Hand, Wayne (Carol), Ruth (Lyle) Somerville, Keith (Debbie), and Shirley.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Palliative Care Team (Kim, Tina and Breanna) and the nurses at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Esterhazy for their care and support.
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St. Anthony's Hospital, Palliative Care
Esterhazy SK S0A 0X0