Howard C. Daw, in his 101st year, passed away at Welland General Hospital on Friday July 9, 2021.
Howard, a lifelong resident of Fenwick, was born in Thornloe, Ontario on Jan. 22, 1921. The Daw family relocated to Fenwick after the Great Fire of 1922 swept through the area.

Howard was well known in the local community, running several businesses in plumbing, heating and construction, before building Westbrook Golf Club (now Waterpark) and eventually Steeplechase Par 3 in Fenwick. He and his wife, Helen (Swick) retired on the
Steeplechase property before her death in 1979.

Howard eventually remarried and he and his wife, Barbara (Barrett), lived on their beloved property on Balfour St. for many years.

He is survived by wife Barbara, son Jeff Daw (Dorine) and daughter Jill Daw, stepchildren, Darlene Proveau (Terry), Carol Glanfield (Jeff) and Paul Barrett (Liz). Howard is also survived by his brother Jim (Ruth) and sister-in-law Bev Caldwell.

He was predeceased by his parents, David and Mae, and his siblings, Ronnie, Isobel Brown (George), Carm (Violet), Betty Tunnacliffe (Lloyd) and Lawrence (Irene).

Also surviving are grandchildren Bronwyn Drew (David), Adam Hammond (Marta), Chris Daw (Sheena), Stephanie Stokes (James) and 8 great-grandchildren.

Step-grandchildren include: Joel Glanfield (Heidi), Matthew Glanfield (Holly), Aaron Glanfield (Rachelle), Robert Glanfield (Kira), Mark Proveau (Krysanne), Lisa Proveau (Dakota), Lily Barrett and Rose Barrett (James)

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

16 thoughts on “HOWARD C. DAW

  • Barbara, Jill, and family: our condolences, he was a GREAT man, kind, gentle, with a wonderful sense of humour. I know he will be missed. Love to all of you

    • Thanks, Lyn for your special thoughts and prayers. The family had a lovely memorial service for him on Friday and the Kirk provided a wonderful luncheon for us after the ceremony. Howard is missed and loved dearly.

  • Auntie Barb, Jill, Jeff & families ~
    So many years of fond memories of dear Uncle Howard. It is so difficult to express our sadness and wish to send our sincere condolences.
    ““When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”― Kahlil Gibran
    Cathy, Wendy & families

    • Dear Cathy, Wendy and families:
      Such thoughtful words of sympathy and love. Thanks so much. We had a wonderful service of remembrance and celebration on Friday and it meant so much to all the Auntie Barbara

  • Jeff and Jill, I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He had a long full life but it is never easy to say that final goodbye. Please accept my condolences.

    • Sheila
      Thanks so much for thinking of us all. He had a good long life, but will still be greatly missed.

  • To Barb and Family
    We were so sorry to read of Howard’s passing. He was a great gentleman and will be missed by so many. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers and send our deepest condolences to you. Love and Blessings, Doug and Hilda Barrick and our Family.

    • Thanks Doug, Hilda and family for your thoughts and prayers and for the lovely sympathy card you sent. We all miss Howard dearly. He was very special. love, Barbara

  • Just a sweetheart, may you rest in peace and reunite yourself with your heavenly family. Always a smile on your face and love in your heart you will be missed. Aunt Barb, Jeff, Jill and family sending my sincerest thoughts at this time, love to all of you. xo

    • Dear Rhonda:
      Thanks for your kind words and thoughts. Uncle “H” thought a lot of you, too. David read your tribute at the family memorial and celebration of life for Uncle Howard on Friday. It was so nice of you to send your love. love, Aunt Barbara

  • Our sincerest condolences Barbara and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    • Thanks Beth and Brett for your thoughts and prayers. It was nice of you to remember Howard. He lived a good, long life and is going to be missed a lot.

  • Submit an Online Condolence

    Your email address will not be published.