John Victor Howell (27 Apr 1945 - 18 Nov 2020)

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Funeral Service

Location
Test Valley Crematorium Ridge Lane Romsey SO51 6AA
Date
8th Dec 2020
Time
12.15pm
Funeral Director
New Forest Funerals

In loving memory of John Victor Howell who passed away peacefully on 18th November 2020 aged 75 years.

One of a kind, a true character, who will be remembered for his gentle and caring nature, for always going out of his way for people, and for his contributions to many, but more recently, The Waterside Drama Club, Tools for Self Reliance, and Ocean Harmony.

Much loved Husband to Helen, Fantastic Dad to Gareth and Amanda, and treasured Grandad to Dillon, Rosie, Haydn, and Eva ❤️ He will be very sadly missed.

We welcome any photos, memories, and/or stories you can share with us.

Due to Covid restrictions, the funeral and gathering we would have normally had for John is not possible. Please find below the details of the Funeral webcast. We do hope you can join us.

Service order for - John Howell

Service Date - Tuesday 8th December 2020 at 12.15pm
Service Chapel - Chapel - Test Valley
Website - https://www.obitus.com/
Username - Goni7834
Password - 154639

You can login to our website at any time to view a test connection (and we strongly recommend you do this) but you'll only be able to view the Live Webcast approx. 5 mins before the service start time. Please be aware this is a public building and the timing of the Live webcast is semi-automated to allow for services running early or late – please use your discretion if you can see activities not applicable to the service you are here to watch.

James McDonald donated in memory of John

Fondly remembered

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John Watts wrote

John was a unique character , very sad to hear of his passing , gone to soon.

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Neil Lever donated £30 in memory of John

John I hope this money is put to great creative projects like all the ones you used to give so much of your time to....

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Jen Bredin donated £10 in memory of John

In memory of Uncle John

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James Whittle donated £30 in memory of John

Had trouble plastering a ceiling as a youngster, John was round to put me right, there are people that always put other people's problems before their own, John was one of them .RIP

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Diana Bredin donated in memory of John
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robert griffith donated £30 in memory of John

We have loving memories of John and our times together with Helen and "the gang" may the lord bless him and his family at this time and always.

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Shan & David Powell donated £20 in memory of John
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robert griffith donated £30 in memory of John

He put all his energies for the good of others,rest in peace our friend.

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Richard Fort wrote

John was such fun; always a smile. We always had an amusing chat at work (Esso), when on and off stage at The Waterside Theatre, and latterly at Ocean Harmony. We all loved his tech wizardry and I particularly remember the large bangs and flashes on stage which made everyone jump !

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Paul Keeping donated £10 in memory of John
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Paul Keeping wrote

I will remember John's ready smile and his interesting chats, with his stories about our past work at CEGB. He was always willing to get involved with all our (Ocean Harmony) projects. When he said he would do something, he did it. John will be missed by me and many others.

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Gordon and Rosamond Watts donated in memory of John

We have been blessed through knowing you. May you rest in peace and rise in God's glory.

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Sharon, Kelly, Thomas & Lois Mifflin-Ashley donated £20 in memory of John

Wonderful gentleman and taken too soon. Will be very sadly missed

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Richard and Anne Nailor donated £30 in memory of John

21 years ago we moved next door to John and Helen, during that whole time John has been our friend, neighbour, engineer, innovator, firework supplier, builder, and all round good egg... there was no problem that John wouldn’t solve, and no task that John wouldn’t join in with to help. Knowing John made life fun and life easier... you are and will be forever missed and always remembered. Rest in peace. With love Anne and Richard x

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John was the best man at my wedding and a great man in my life.  R.I.P  John.

John was the best man at my wedding and a great man in my life. R.I.P John.

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John and Jenny Yapp donated in memory of John
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John and Jenny Yapp wrote

A lovely man - kind and always helpful, a real gentleman.
Happy memories of working with John for many years - and of being onstage and backstage with Esso Music & Drama/Waterside Theatre Company and, more recently, singing with Ocean Harmony. Always enthusiastic and so inventive - a joy to be with.
John and Jenny Y, and Pat R

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Ocean Harmony wrote

A wonderfully enthusiastic member of Ocean Harmony who always had a smile.
And we loved John’s ingenious constructions – who else would make a working Victorian lamppost from drainpipe, flower pots and other assorted bits and pieces?

We’ll miss singing with you John.

“John was such a fun guy - on and off the risers”
“ A lovely member of OH and will be missed”
“We were both instrument Engineers working for the same company back in the seventies. One of life's gentlemen.”
“We’ll miss his lively presence in the chorus - and his whistling!”
“A very enthusiastic member of the Lead section. His smiling face and persona will be sorely missed."

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Here’s John with Ocean Harmony at a singout at the Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre.

Here’s John with Ocean Harmony at a singout at the Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre.

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Peter Burgess donated £30 in memory of John

John, an amazing and original gent. Will be missed

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Rob Tennant donated in memory of John

One of a kind, the best kind.

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