Remembering Steven James Howell

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Steven Howell after a sudden, brief illness in his 59th year. Steven is predeceased by his father, Mel Howell and survived by his Mother, Ruth Ann, and his sisters, Tracie (John), Lisa and Angela. Steven was a kind, uncomplicated man who loved his family, friends, cats and his career. Steven started working for Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort when he was 16 years old and spent his career there forging lifelong friendships with his work family. For many years, Steven spent his winters working for Horseshoe resort making snow and grooming trails and his summers with his second work family, tending to the grounds at Settlers Ghost golf course. Spending his time in the great outdoors and being surrounded by the beauty of the Valley was where he chose to make his living. Steven was an athlete and throughout his lifetime, played hockey, lacrosse, baseball and golf. He had the privilege of playing on many successful teams over the years. Steven, like his father before him, was an avid fan of music and could be found regularly playing his many guitars. Steven lived his life simply and was a happy man, a great son, the best brother and a good friend to many. Cremation has already taken place and a celebration of Steven's life will take place in early summer at the Edgar Community Hall. If anyone wishes to make a donation to a charity of their choosing in Steven's memory, he would be humbled and honoured . Arrangements entrusted to the Carson Funeral Home L. Doolittle Chapel 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia (705) 326-3595.

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  1. Theresa coulson

    I am so sorry . i did hear about Steves death until now. . my deepest sympathies to the Howell family .

  2. Paul Edgerton

    To family and friends, we have lost a good one. I'm very saddened to hear Steve is gone. From public school at Guthrie, playing hockey at Oro arena and playing ball against him in the Oro Men's slo-pitch league, I have many fond memories. Always a smile and a "high Paul, how are you?" at the diamond. When he was up to bat, you never knew where he was going to hit the ball, usually off field and where no one was. I know there will be a void in our league this year in many ways, a great person to an amazing athlete. See you on the "upper ball field" one day my friend. Edge

  3. Kevin Adamson

    It's been a long time since we've shared lots of good times and laughs but I'll always remember them and going to miss that. May you keep on laughing Steve

  4. Rory Wilson

    My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of Steve. May he RIP 🙏

  5. Lawrence Devine

    My sincere condolences to Steve’s family!! I had the pleasure of working with Steve for a few years at Horseshoe as well as playing baseball with him for several years. ( I sure am glad he was on our team!!!) It isn’t everyday we get to be around someone as kind, smart, funny and genuine as Steve!! I feel so privileged to have known him over the years!!….. Just a great great person!!!!!! RIP my friend!!

  6. Rhonda Bunn

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Our deepest condolences to you (Tracie) and your family.

  7. Horseshoe Resort

    On behalf of all our team members who had the opportunity to work alongside Steve, we wish his friends and family all the best at this time and offer our deepest condolences. A man of integrity, his presence illuminated the lives of those around him.

  8. Bob Dutton

    My deepest condolences to Ruth and family.

  9. Tim Proulx

    As well as everyone, shocked is the feeling. A few years older than myself but always a friendly face in the crowd. We'll meet again someday I'm sure. I don't golf so having a bevy sitting in the clouds will work just fine.

  10. Bob Dutton

    I am shocked and saddened to learn of this news. I worked with Howie for 13 years at Settlers Ghost. He was just the kindest gentle and caring friend you could ask for. So intelligent and articulate. I am sure he could have excelled in any profession of his choosing. I admired that he preferred a more simple life working in the outdoors and being close to nature. He was a gifted athlete too. I think back to all the conversations and laughs we had down through those years. What a pleasure it was to have known him and worked with him. Rest easy Howie my friend. You and Mel play a couple tunes for me buddy!

  11. Sharon and Jay Greaves

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Tracie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I know you have so many memories to cherish and hope that will help in some small way. Please know that we are here for you.

  12. Christine Brown

    So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. My sincerest condolences to Ruth Ann, Tracie, Lisa and Angela. He was a brilliant and kind hearted man.

  13. Christina Gaudaur

    I wish to convey my sincere condolences to Ruth Ann, Tracie, Lisa and Angela for the loss of your son/brother. Steven was a very kind hearted man, one of the goid guys. I am so sorry for your loss. Christina

  14. Jon Gough

    I’m shocked and sad to hear of Steve’s passing. In the 1980’s, I had an opportunity to work with Steve for several seasons at Horseshoe on the lifts and on the golf course. We had many laughs working together. Steve was always supportive and willing to teach the seasonal staff. You could tell he loved his job and never wanted to do anything else. And throughout the years, we played on separate teams in the Oro Men’s Slowpitch League, including last season. We would always check in with each other on the field and laugh about something that happened years ago working together. Condolences to Steve’s family and wish you the best at this difficult time. Steve truly was a great guy. I’m fortunate to have known Steve for so many years and will always have fond memories working and playing ball together.

  15. Shawna Shellswell

    My sincere condolences, R.I.P. Steve ♥️

  16. Vilda and Jack Reid

    RuthAnn and Angela, we are so very sorry to read of Steven’s parsing. We hope sharing memories with family and friends will help you in the coming days. Our sympathies to all of you.

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