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Howardine Vera Anthony

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Howardine Vera Anthony

December 14, 1935 - December 29, 2021

Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge on Wednesday December 29th, 2021 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Anthony. Loving mother of Bruce Anthony (Wendy), Lawrence Anthony (Donna), Dale Anthony and the late Catherine Darocha (Frank). Dear grandmother of Lindsay, Michael, Cassie, Kate, Matthew, Shaun, Andrew and the late Christine. Pre-deceased by her brother Glen Halpenny. A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Whitby. If desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or World Vision. Condolences received at

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Gesina Dasberg - May 14, 2022

We were very sorry to hear this week of Howardine's passing. I was thinking of her and did an internet search knowing that we've lost touch with many people due to the pandemic. I hope it's not too late to acknowledge her loss and what a positive person she was. Our families grew up across the street from one another and our parents stayed in touch. Howardine was a loyal friend and we have some wonderful memories of her and Ralph joining us at the Dasberg family celebrations. Our sincere condolences to all of you.

Marion Cole - March 9, 2022

I was saddened to hear of Howardine’s passing today. I know her health had been declining over the past few years and covid certainly didn’t help! I was a flower girl at Howardine and Ralph’s wedding way back when! And babysat several of the kids when they lived in Whitby. Howardine was always a kind, generous and positive person in everything she did. She will be missed!

Pauline Torresan and Family - January 28, 2022

Well, Bruce and Wendy, Lawrence and Donna, and Dale ,my apologies for being so late with this. First I waited to hear from you Bruce and then I got involved with my chemo and forgot. Later, when I told Darlene about Howardine, she suggested we look up her obituary and so we did and here we are. Anyway, your was my oldest friend and it was hard to see how much she had declined during the last three years. She was always a kind person always ready to help those less fortunate. I laugh when I remember her towing your Dad at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. She really did have a heavy foot! I often think of her with fondness. So I end this note with with heartfelt condolences from Reno and me and Grant offers sympathy as well. And I hope we all can look forward to improvement in our health.

Twila Marston - January 22, 2022

Howardine was the beat neighbour ever. She always had a beautiful smile and we shared a many stories. I miss both her and Ralph My condolences to the family. They are all exceptional people. My heart is heavy.

Lynn Rogalski - January 18, 2022

Howardine was such a delightful and helping member of our Helping Hands Northumberland group - I am glad I got to know her later in her life!! Deepest sympathy to her family and those who loved her!

Murray Mann and Tony di Cosmo - January 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

The Dang Family - January 10, 2022

Howardine Anthony ("Mom Anthony" to us) was the simply the most wonderful amazing human being. Her kindness, compassion, patience and generosity is second to none. She will be missed dearly and will forever be in our hearts. In 1980, Mom Anthony opened her heart and her home to a refugee family from Laos. She signed up to take on sponsorship so that we were able to leave a refugee camp in Thailand and immigrated to Canada. We did not speak or understand a word of English; we were scared and did not know what the future held for us. Mom Anthony showed us her patience, kindness and supported us in every single step as we settled in our new life. No matter how busy life gets, Mom Anthony took the time and made sure we stay connected with gatherings (Christmas dinners and summer BBQs at the farm). Her favorites were the home made fried noodles and spring rolls. She celebrated our accomplishments as we finished school, got married, bought a home and had children. Mom Anthony really made the world a better place for us. We would not have today if it wasn't for her. She was one of a kind and we will forever be grateful for Mom Anthony.

Dang Family - January 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Tho Dang - January 10, 2022

My thoughts are with you and your Family.

Peter Chrisomalis - January 8, 2022

I was Howardine's principal for several years. She was always a smiling, upbeat person. No problem would ever defeat her. My condolences for your loss. I always have fond memories of her

Alice and Don smith - January 7, 2022

So sorry to hear of howardines passing. She has been a very special friend to us in the last few years. We visited her at the plough many times and would always enjoy a short walk outside. Our sympathy goes out to all the family.

Margaret Taylor - January 7, 2022

Howardine was always such a nice, friendly member of the Baltimore School staff. She will always be remembered. My sincere condolences to her family.

Bonnie Van Dusen - January 7, 2022

My condolences on Howardine's passing. I taught with her at Baltimore School. She was a loving and kind person. I also walked with her when she was at Victoria College Retirement Home and wondered what had happened to her since I didn't see her since the spring. Bonnie Van Dusen

MaryAnne Gallant - January 7, 2022

My sincere condolences to the Anthony family. Howardine was such a kind and thoughtful person. It was a great pleasure working with her during my years teaching at Baltimore Public School. Her smile will never be forgotten.

Ross Mckie LoriBernstein - January 5, 2022

Such a sweet woman. She came with her walker when she lived at Victoria Seniors to stand outside our home to hear Ross play his bagpipes. Always a smile. We missed her one day , did not know she went to the Plough. May she Rest In Peace

Rae and Ella macCulloch - January 3, 2022

To the family of Howardine, We were saddened to hear of Howardine's passing. We first met through the MS Chapter, but became better acquainted when she moved up the street from us. Take comfort in the fact that so many people cared about Howardine. Remember all the good times.

Bryan and Cindy Marjoram - January 3, 2022

Dear Anthony Family, We were deeply saddened to hear about Howardine's passing. I enjoyed working with Howardine at Baltimore Public School. She was a very kind and generous woman, always willing to help others in our community and abroad. Howardine Vera Anthony December 14, 1935 - December 29, 2021 ~REST IN PEACE~

Naomi Harper - January 3, 2022

Im so sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful soul. I always remember her at 100 University with her fur coat on going outside for walks even in the winter. Quiet and independent.

Kim Stuckless - January 2, 2022

My sincere condolences go out to Bruce Lawrence and Dale and your families. May you cherish the time you had with your Mom and remember her fondly in your hearts.

Danielle Hall - January 1, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Danielle Hall & Greg Hulme - January 1, 2022

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Mom & Grandma. Keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time Danielle & Greg

Brenda nelson - January 1, 2022

Enjoyed meeting at ms meetings,rip

David and Sandy Enns - January 1, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

David and Sandy Enns - January 1, 2022

We have been cottage neighbours of Howardine and her family for fifty years. She had a sense of humour and once said she’d only go in the water if they’d paved the bottom of the lake. Howardine was a very kind and generous person and her actions set an example for the rest of us to follow. Our family sends condolences to Lawrence, Bruce, Dale and their families for the loss of their dear mother.

Barb Voycey - January 1, 2022

She was such a kind , friendly , caring person when I volunteered at Baltimore Public School. Just seeing her picture again brings warm feelings. So sorry for your loss.

Don Mann - December 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Keren Bradford - December 31, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed the days working with your mother at Baltimore Public School.

Lynn Rogalski - December 31, 2021

Howardine was a valued member of Helping Hands Northumberland…and I feel lucky to have known her. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.

Susan Harris - December 31, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Howardimes passing..such a kind and caring person.

Suzanne Liptay - December 31, 2021

A lovely generous kind woman who assisted with sponsoring a refugee family in Grafton.

Jay Sherwin - December 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

World Vision Canada

Jay Sherwin - December 31, 2021

To the Anthony Family: We are sad to hear of the passing of Howardine. We knew Howardine and Ralph were very generous with their time and financial support for those in need, particularly new immigrants to our country. Howardine was especially generous in supporting Olya and Irra, our girls from Belarus, when they visited us each summer. Please accept our sympathies. Jane Montgomery and Jay sherwin

Robert and Roslyn Smart - December 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Roslyn and Rob Smart - December 31, 2021

Bruce, Wendy, Lindsay and Michael, and all of the Anthony Family: Our condolences on the loss of your Mom and grandmother. We hope you can take comfort in the memories of your good times with her. Love, Rob and Roslyn

judy benne - December 31, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Howardine at Baltimore PS. Such a lovely and caring lady. It was a pleasure to know her. Condolences to her family.

Gary Setterington - December 31, 2021

Bruce,Wendy, Michael and all the Anthony family- please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Cathy, Gary, Laura and Joanne