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HOW, Muriel A.

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After a happy and adventurous life, it is with great sadness to announce the passing of Muriel Alison How, while in the great care of the Hull Hospital, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Muriel was the mother to her son Roderick (Tena) and grandmother to Chelsea and Liam.

Muriel was born in London, England on September 28, 1931, and grew up with her parents Thomas and Elsie along with her brother Allen. Then, after the passing of her mother Elsie, she was in the loving care of her stepmother Jean. Muriel left England at a young age to travel around the world and ended up in Canada to earn money to travel to Australia. Lucky for everyone, she fell in love with Canada and decided to make it her home. She joined the Federal Government and had an illustrious career working on Parliament Hill and ending her career with CMHC. Muriel filled her life with adventurous travel, family, friends, sailing, tennis and Toastmasters.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the McGarry Memorial Chapel, 176 Rte 105, Wakefield, Quebec on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 11:00 am, followed by a reception back at Muriel’s home in Chelsea.

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Wakefield’s treasured wooden bridge – a village icon that had spanned the Gatineau River for 69 years – was a fiery inferno. Villagers were out on their docks or scattered along the riverbank, watching the structure crack and bust apart span by span – many of them, like Garnett and her partner, Norma Walmsley, aghast as the violent flames tore through the nearly 90 metres of wood in a matter of minutes. It was precisely 40 years ago from this edition’s publication date. 

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