In memory of

Howard Toaze

May 16, 1928 -  February 9, 2020

TOAZE, Howard Clarence “Steamer” 1928-2020
It is with profound sadness that the family of Howard Toaze announce his passing on February 9, 2020. The son of Clarence and Anne Toaze, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Gwendolyn Kerr and by loving sisters Eira, Eileen and Kathryn, survived by sister Grace, nieces and nephews. Loving father of Deborah, Warren (Chris) and Michelle (Michael). Loving Grandfather of Ursula and Anna. Howard was the great, great grandson of Richard Nelson and Mary Toaze who arrived and settled in Stouffville, Ontario in June 1837. A 40 year employee of General Motors and graduate of G.M.I., Flint Michigan and a member of Phi Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Active in many activities over the years, his first loves were golf and sailing. Howard was a life member of Pebblestone Golf Course. He considered Pebblestone staff as family and the course home. He treasured his life membership more than any other award or recognition he received during school, employment and retirement years. There were many magical moments. Howard spent his last years at Taunton Mills in Whitby. The family is deeply appreciative of the care and compassion provided by all the staff and caregivers at Taunton Mills. Howard often emphasized: That when the one great scorer comes to write against your name he writes not that you won or lost but how you played the game-on and off the course. Private service will be held at THORNTON FUNERAL CENTRE.


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Joanne kennedy (Niece)

Entered February 12, 2020 from Oshawa

What a lovely tribute to a very special man! One of a kind!!! I will miss him very much!

Kimberly Fallis (Friend)

Entered February 12, 2020 from Oshawa, Ontario

The brightest stars shine to remind us
that the special people we lose
are always with us. 🙏

I know Howard is shining bright above and around all those he touched.
When I’d visit his and Gwen’s home we would talk about the latest news (he always had the tv on tuned into world news/finance); he’d speak about government issues or how his latest round of golf went at Pebblestone; other times he’d update me on the goings on at the local pool....someone swimming slow in his fast lane.
I will always remember and treasure our conversations.
Bless you Howard and my condolences to his family.

Robert T Bell (Friend from Simcoe Street United)

Entered February 12, 2020 from Oshawa

My Condolences

Scott Tresise (Friend)

Entered February 13, 2020 from Oshawa

Steamer will be sadly missed. Someone I admired and could always go to for honest helpful advise.

Roger and Val Langley (Friends)

Entered February 14, 2020 from Bowmanville, ON

Roger and Howard met at the Long Sault Flyers R/C model club, and spent many years enjoying the outdoors and analyzing flight catastrophes. Howard and Gwen were a beautiful couple, who set an example for others to follow. Our sympathies to their children and grand-children.


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