JOSEPH ROBERT HOWSAM, born July 2, 1914 in Biggar, SK; passed away peacefully on July 28, 2004 in Agassiz, BC. Predeceased by his wife, Alice in 1997, granddaughter, Alisha, two brothers and three sisters. Survived by daughters Anne (John) Donnelly of Vernon, Jean Howsam of Harrison and Josephine Howsam of Vancouver; grandchildren Andrea, Adriene, Michael, and Kristina; sister Isabella Johnston of Victoria, sister-in-law Dorothy White, and many nieces and nephews. Joe’s later years were brightened by the love and companionship of Marjorie Grabe. Joe was a long time resident of Coldstream before moving to the coast in the late 70’s. Special thanks to staff at Glenwood Care Centre for their kind and compassionate care. As a younger man, Joe fixed our cars, built our houses and play areas, and was active in church and community projects. Best remembered for his love of family, hard work, quick wit, enjoyment of poetry, music, and dance. Joe enjoyed researching & writing books. A family service was held Aug. 7 in Burnaby.