Berva Jean Howes

November 30, 1931 - October 21, 2016

With dignity and grace, Berva Jean Howes (nee English), born November 30, 1931, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Hospice in Picton on October 21, 2016. Daughter of the late A. Cameron English and Mary L. Ross and is predeceased by her twin Beverly Garbutt, sisters Eileen Ellis and Isobel Schweiger and brother Cameron R. English. Loved wife and companion of William G. Howes (Bill). Best friend and loving mother of daughter Elizabeth Howes and cherished mother-in-law of Stewart Colvin. Proud and supportive mother of R. Grant Howes and his wife Jenifer. Predeceased by her very missed son William G.A. Howes (Bill Jr.). Loved by daughter-in-law Debbie Howes. Proud grandmother of Jason Howes (Kristy), Jessie Harrington (Dustin), Daniel Howes (Kristina), Dylan Howes (Maddie) and Alastair Howes. Great grandmother of five. Treasured aunt to her nieces and nephews. Berva was an avid genealogist, proud of her Northern Ireland roots and family settlement in Pittsburgh Township near Kingston. She leaves a legacy of daffodils and hollyhocks at the stone house she restored and lovingly called Stoneridge in Waupoos. Her beautifully hooked oriental rugs will continue to be admired and treasured. A private family service is being held at St. John’s Church in Waupoos. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Berva’s life at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, Picton, on Saturday November 12 from 2-4 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Prince Edward or a charity of your choice.