Parksville, B.C. – Howard E. Willson, died April 10th, 2007. Howard (a.k.a. Captain Crunch, Shipwreck, Fonzie, Papa Bear) suffered a heart attack on his boat at French Creek.

Born, October 24, 1940 in Atlin, British Columbia. He and Janet raised their two daughters in Bella Coola, Alice Arm, the Queen Charlotte Islands and later, Vancouver Island. He had many lives and he knew many people. He is survived by a lot of folks who loved him and who he loved deeply.

We welcome Howard’s people to Gather and Share Howard ‘Moments’ at Qualicum Beach Rotary House, 211 Fern Road, Qualicum Beach (at Fern & Beach) on May 20th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. For information, call Elise (250)248-2719 or e-mail Vicky

If you choose to make a donation in memory of Howard (in lieu of flowers as he requested), he chose the Canadian National Institute for the Blind(CNIB) or 1-800-563-2642. There will be CNIB envelopes available at the Gathering.

Many thanks to family & friends that came together to remember Howard at Sandy & Eddy’s on Saturday, April 14th in Bella Coola.

Many thanks to Katherine & friends, and The Crew at the Boar’s Head Pub for hosting a Celebration of Life at Howard’s office’ on the 16th of April.

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