WO Neil Evans Howk, CD (Ret'd)

    • WO Neil Evans Howk, CD (Ret'd)
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    • WO Neil Evans Howk, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Neil Evans Howk, CD (Ret'd), at home in Longview AB, on 5 May 2024 at the age of 64, after a lengthy illness.

    Neil was born in Fernie  BC. His early years were full of adventure, travelling from post to post throughout British Columbia while his father served in the RCMP. Neil joined the Canadian Forces in 1985 to answer his country's call and became a Carpenter (Construction Technician). 

    Neil's military career included postings in Canada in Chilliwack BC, Cold Lake AB, Gagetown NB, Calgary AB, Iqaluit NU and Masset, Haida Gwaii BC. His many overseas tours included Germany, Bosnia Herzegovina, Italy, Haiti, and Golan Heights. In addition, Neil was also an accomplished member of the Canadian Rifle Team.

    Neil retired from the Canadian Forces in 2005. After testing a few options, he became his own boss. Neil ran this company successfully until, due to health, he stopped in 2022 when his focus changed from running his business to spending more time with family. 

    Neil's funeral service will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral Home {200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks AB} on 23 May 2024 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please support the Veterans Food Bank of Calgary or lend a helping hand to someone needing a pick-me-up. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.