It is with deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Howard Franklin Morse, suddenly on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the age of 87.
Predeceased by his sister Marian. Survived by his loving family: wife, LaVonne; son, David (Ruth); daughter, Nancy Schultz; grandchildren, Alisen (Rod), Aaron, Kristin, Ryan (Sheri); great granddaughter, Sarah. Howard was greatly loved by all of his extended family and friends.
Born March 18, 1923 in Madera, California and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He married LaVonne Anderson on August 2, 1944 and recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He served as Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII in India. Howard and LaVonne moved from Richmond, CA, USA, to Hope, BC, Canada in 1971 and built their dream home on Silver Creek. Howard was a member in good standing with IBEW Local 302 and 213 for 65 years, and worked for Hope Electric until retirement. He was devoted to his family, friends, neighbours as well as his community. He was a charter member of the Flood, Laidlaw, Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Howard was a dedicated Fire Chief from 1981 – 1989 and remained a member for 37 years. Awarded the Queens Medal for Exemplary Service in 1993. He also served with Hope Crime Prevention Society/Citizens on Patrol.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 21 at 1:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Hope BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.