In Memory of

Patricia Howes


Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 10:30am - 11:30am.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 11:30am.

Howes: Patricia Marie,
Passed peacefully surrounded with the love of her family, on Saturday July 27, 2019, at Matthews House Hospice Alliston. Patricia Howes (nee: Sheets) at the age of 78 years, beloved wife for 62 years of Ross Howes. Loving mother of Sue Timbers (Edwin), and Tammy Bailey (Rob). Dearly loved grandmother of: Andrew (Nicole), Scott, Reva (Curtis), Virginia (Mario), Katherine, Christine (Shaun), and great grandmother of Kai, Kezia, Greyson, Jaiden, and Charlotte. Loving sister of the late Bill Sheets. Fondly remembered by her sister in law Carol, and all her extended family.
Visitation will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd., Tottenham 905-936-3477 on Wednesday July 31, 2019 from 10:30am until the time of Funeral Service at 11:30am. Interment will be held in Kettleby Cemetery.

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Memorial Tribute

“Patricia Howes”
  1. Isabella Lam wrote:

    I still remember the charming smile and a bright look when I first came to your home. I appreciate your hospitality and friendliness you show to a stranger.

  2. Brian Laidler wrote:

    Dear Ross and family,
    Our deepest sympathies at the passing of your Pat. Words cannot express the love Patricia had for you nor can they prevent the loss of her love you are now feeling. As you embrace your emotion of separation, we know the Lord is with you and knows your deepest heart-felt memories. We pray the Lord will heal your pain and bring you to the place of peace to freely enjoy the timeless joy of love filled memories. All our love and prayers, Brian & Sandra Laidler & Deloris English.

  3. Doug McLellan wrote:

    My Good friend, “Racer Rossie” and family:
    I was shocked to hear of Patsy’s illness, and passing.
    All that needs to be said about you two, is that you were married for SIXTY-TWO years !!!
    What more can be said about the love that you shared, and, I believe,will continue to share.
    All my very best to you and yours,

  4. Terry and Connie Holder wrote:

    Dear Ross and family,

    We have such fond memories of our time together on Big Pine Key. We are thankful for our time with you both and grateful that you were a part of our “Ortega Lane Gang!” Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Terry and Connie

  5. Dave Barr and Carol Cross wrote:

    Patsy, you put your smiles on a lot of faces along with Ross’s glee for over 62 years. What a LOVING couple.
    I only wish Carol would have had more time to know you Patsy.

  6. Ron & Sharon Jaremkow wrote:

    For the years of fun, laughs and smiles at the cottage, all ways remembered. Seems like just the other day.

  7. Thomas Shepker wrote:

    Ross and Family;
    It has only been a few years, 6 or 7, that we have known you (Ross) and Patsy but we have many memories of good times. Bills’ 90 birthday party with the Ortega Lane Gang come to the front with Patsy singing with all the other ladies and really enjoying herself.

  8. Julie Morgan wrote:

    Dear Ross and Family,
    We know most of you from our Ortega Lane FAMILY neighborhood.
    It has been many years of memories . From Key West shopping, picking up materials for our homes when the hurricane hit us, to 5 O’Clock get togethers, Birthday celebrations, cook outs! Church and Euchre games.
    We are blessed to call you our Friends! Hope to see you soon Ross!
    We miss Patsy!

  9. Kelly Corbyn wrote:

    So much of my life has intertwined with Patsy, Ross and the girls. Hard to say where one story stops and another begins. I owe so much to you for treating me almost like a daughter. Will be fondly remembered always by Doug and our family. Especially when I chose valet parking

  10. Barb Lee wrote:

    I am sorry to learn about Patsy’s death. I have so many fond memories of our time spent together on Ortega Lane.
    I love that photo of Patsy. It is the way I remember her…that big happy smile (especially when she would tell me stories about Ross and her). Turquoise is the color that always makes me think of Patsy !
    I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you both.

  11. Chuck Nation wrote:

    62 years together, through thick and thin! But really there was no thin. Ross the devoted loving husband, Patsy, his Queen!
    Sequence will not be the same without her. I was thrilled to hear my current competitors Donita and Russ were one time regular players with you two. And while the Ortega gang is full of mischief, Patsy was above all that. I miss you Patsy. Ross please heal quick. We need you.

  12. Margie Spence wrote:

    Ross and family

    So very sorry to hear of Pats passing. Family meant everything to Pat and she was so very proud.
    We enjoyed many a fun time over the years.

    Big hugs

  13. Carolsheetsfike wrote:

    In our earlier days Pat was my trusted confidant and friend. I would talk to her about anything,children,husbands and whatever was on my mind and she never turned me away when asked for help. Pat will forever be in my heartand I send love and prayers to Ross and all the children that loved her.

  14. Parry Searles wrote:

    Ross – my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Patty. I was always so impressed with the caring, tenderness and respect you treated her with. No doubt she’s resting peacefully after a life filled with such love and laughter.

  15. Rudy and Jean wrote:

    Please accept our sincere condolences. Know that all of your Ortega friends share in the sadness that you have with your loss.

  16. Ron & Karla Downie wrote:

    Ross, please accept our condolences on your loss. Praying for you and the family during this time.
    You guys made marriage look easy and you always seemed like best friends.
    God Bless,
    Ron & Karla

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