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George “Howard” Walton

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On January 7, 2021 @ 9:31 am In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 46 Comments

Walton Howard

Died Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 peacefully at home through the night.  Howard was born September 25th 1932 on a farm just south of Palgrave, currently the Caledon Woods Golf Course and always lived within 10 km of his birth home.  His first job was working in the  summers on a farm of family friends and recounted many fond stories of this experience.  Howard began working at the Woodbridge Advertiser newspaper at the age of 17 in 1947 as a Compositor and through his strong work ethic and dedication moved onto Publisher and later owner.   Howard was remembered as seldom missing a day of work.  If he wasn’t feeling well, he would go home and take a nap and later return to work as “someone” had to get the newspaper out.   Howard sold the newspaper in 1982.  Married June 22, 1956 – 64 years of a strong and loving marriage to Laura Alice Walton (Ray).  Laura’s care, love, and dedication to Howard shone through in his last years of his life as they were both inseparable.  Howard will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Valerie L. Walton (Andrew Palidwor) and Deborah J. Walton along with his only grandchild Alexander Howard Simpson – the shining star in Grandpa’s heart.  Predeceased by parents Emerson and Ethel Walton of Palgrave and sister, Doris Graham of Tottenham.  Howard enjoyed hockey as a youth as well as baseball and was known and referred to by a newspaper reporter as “patrolled the outfield with his magnet like glove”.  He learned to play golf following his retirement as a pastime with friends.   Howard loved animals – particularly dogs, cats, and horses.  He significantly enjoyed horse shows with his daughter and grandson.  Howard was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who would put others before himself and would always see the good in everyone. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Weicker and her team for their care as well as special note to Community Health nurse Jennifer Huehn. 

Although Howard passed away at home – the family would like any donations to be directed to Bethell  Hospice Foundation, Box 75, Inglewood L7C 3L6 or Helping Hands at the Davis Centre, 80 Allan Drive, Bolton L7E 1P7. 

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment is planned for the spring.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com


Condolences for the family of “George “Howard” Walton”

Condolence from Kerri Grech (Dr. Weicker’s office) on January 7th, 2021 12:21 pm

It is with a fond heart that I will remember Howard. He was a lovely man and always had a little story to share so he could make you smile. I will miss him. So sorry for your loss Laura. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Dijana Kladnjakovic on January 7th, 2021 4:24 pm

Dear Valerie, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

Condolence from Philip King on January 7th, 2021 4:26 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of this. A proud Palgrave man. A generous one, too, and my sympathies to the whole family . I’ll tell you one anecdote — when I was a teen, he gave me a fabulous tour of the Woodbridge Advertiser building at Pine and Highway 50. I was really impressed by the whole ‘newspaper’ thing, and pursued it. I’ve been in the newspaper gig 39 years now. I doubt he had any idea what a great impression he made on me. My best regards, Philip King

Condolence from Mary Goral on January 7th, 2021 5:30 pm

Having been a co-worker with Valerie for many year (at Humber College), I feel like I knew quite a lot about Howard and the caring man that he was. Valerie shared many stories about her dad with me and I am certain her was a very good father. I knew of Howard’s deteriorating health, especially in the past few months, and sensed he was getting weaker. While we know the end is inevitable, it never takes away the pain and sorrow we feel when it actually happens. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Howard. My prayers and thoughts are will all of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Patricia Thompson on January 7th, 2021 6:08 pm

It is with deep sadness to hear about Uncle Howard passing. In his later years we were not very close, but I do remember him fondly. No matter how much time passed he always knew who I was whenever we met. Please except my deepest condolences on your loss.

Condolence from Melodie Atanowski on January 7th, 2021 6:24 pm

Valerie is one of my dearest friends and her Dad was always there with a kind word. He will be missed. May kindness and prayer surround you.

Condolence from Tracey Murray on January 7th, 2021 7:08 pm

I am so very happy to have had the pleasure of knowing Howard. I played many a game of euchre with him and heard many a good story. I will miss him asking me and sharing about golf. He has always been so kind and bring a smile to ones face. He will be missed! His lovely wife Laura has always been by his side – I am sorry for your loss Laura – my condolences to you and the family

Condolence from Jack McKay on January 7th, 2021 7:43 pm

Sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I have many fond memories of time spent with Howard that seems so long ago.
My deepest sympathy to Laura & Family

Condolence from Jane Chapman on January 7th, 2021 7:43 pm

I was sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.
Laura you were a strong women taking care of him for so many years.
Enjoyed him at the Caledon Seniors Centre playing cards.
May your fond memories help you through this difficult time.
Thinking of you.
Jane Chapman

Condolence from Mary Goral on January 7th, 2021 9:13 pm

Having been a co-worker with Valerie for many years (at Humber College), l feel like l got to know quite a lot about Howard and the caring man that he was. Valerie shared many stories about her dad with me and l am certain he was a very good father. I knew Howard’s health was greatly deteriorating in the past few months and while we know the end of a life is inevitable, it never takes away the pain and sorrow we feel when it happens. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Howard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

Condolence from Don Norris on January 8th, 2021 10:04 am

He was such a lovely man. With our regrets, Carolyn and Don Norris.

Condolence from Lorraine S. on January 8th, 2021 10:21 am

Debbie and Family, please accept my condolences on the passing of Howard. Debbie, it’s been wonderful to learn a bit about your Dad through stories you’ve shared of him and I hope you find some comfort in the wonderful memories during this difficult time.

Condolence from PETER STEWART on January 8th, 2021 10:46 am

Mrs. Walton
Sorry to hear of Howard’s passing
My sincere condolences
Peter Stewart

Condolence from Jessica on January 8th, 2021 11:03 am

Dear Valarie,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Kristin Filiatreault on January 8th, 2021 11:07 am

My deepest condolences to the whole family. I met Mr. Walton through his daughter Deborah. I have heard many stories throughout the years and know how dear he was to them. Debbie and Alexander sending you much love.

Condolence from Marta Correia-Simas on January 8th, 2021 11:53 am

My heartfelt condolences go to the Walton Family, especially Debbie and Alexander. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr and Mrs Walton years ago when Alexander was a little guy at the Brampton Y. I admired how loving and supportive Mr Walton was with his grandson. May the memories of your husband, father and Grandpa bring joy and laughter during this difficult time.

Condolence from Marge Hamill on January 8th, 2021 12:00 pm

I was so sorry to read that Howard had passed away. He was a kind and thoughtful friend to Jim before he passed away , he always looked forward to chatting on the phone to Howard and they shared many a story and a few laughs as well. Our thoughts are with you Laura and girls.

Sincerely Marge Hamill

Condolence from Cameron Dolson on January 8th, 2021 12:08 pm

Our sympathies go out to Laura and family at this time. I always considered Howard a true gentleman . I met Howard
in the ’50’s sometime; at the ballpark or different functions around Palgrave. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
Take care of yourself Laura, and memories of times you and Howard spent together will help you face the future.

Sincerely, Cameron and Donna Dolson.

Condolence from Kathy Baker on January 8th, 2021 12:43 pm

Dear Valerie, our deepest condolences to you, your mother Laura, and your family for the recent loss of your father Howard. May our prayers for strength help get you through the coming months, and may it help to always remember that when a loved one is gone from our sight, we forever carry them with us in our hearts. With sincere sympathy,
Your friends always,
Kathy and Richard Baker.

Condolence from Najeeb Ahmed on January 8th, 2021 12:54 pm

Dear Valerie, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Caroline Doyle on January 8th, 2021 1:21 pm

Thinking of you in such difficult times, I was so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.He was such a lovely man, my heart goes out to you all. Lots of love.

Condolence from Ruby Doan on January 8th, 2021 3:25 pm

Valerie and family.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May memories of him bring you comfort.

Condolence from Sue Berkley on January 8th, 2021 3:39 pm

Dear Valerie, so sorry for the passing of your father. Please accept my deepest condolences for you and your family.

Condolence from Heather Tom and Noah on January 8th, 2021 5:59 pm

Dear Debbie and Alex So sorry for your lose. I’m sure you both were a blessing for your father and you were lucky to have had him in your life. I know from the stories you’ve shared about him how important he was to both of you. I hope the memories you have are a blessing .

Condolence from Mark and Dale Blaire on January 8th, 2021 6:32 pm

Laura, Valerie, Debra and Alexander

I’m sorry for the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather, Howard.
Whenever I saw or spoke to Howard on the phone he always had time to talk about you all. I know that you all meant so much to him. He was so proud of your achievements.
Laura you were always there by Howard’s side, no matter what the situation was. A truly devoted wife.
Howard was one of Palgrave community pillars and will be truly missed and never forgotten. A true gentleman.
Our deepest condolences
Mark and Dale Blaire (nee Mason)

Condolence from Ruth & Cy Wallace on January 8th, 2021 6:50 pm

Gods Blessings at this time to your family members. To me, Cy, I spent quite some time with Howard at the Davis Centre. But back in the early days, Fond Memories. Love Ruth & Cy Wallace.

Condolence from Kathy (Doherty) Knapp on January 9th, 2021 10:30 am

My sincere condolences in the passing of Howard. I meet Howard as a child when my mother worked at folding the Woodbridge Enterprise . He was a very kind person and had gentle way about him.

Condolence from Phyllis Wilson on January 9th, 2021 10:48 am

Dear Laura and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.
You took great care of him.

Love Phyllis Wilson

Condolence from Lois Barton on January 9th, 2021 1:51 pm

My deepest sympathy to Laura and family on your loss. Howard and his reminiscents of the early Walton days will be truly missed.
Lois Barton

Condolence from Joy Croft on January 9th, 2021 4:55 pm

We were sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. We had many fun games of cards at the Senior Centre, Howard had a great sense of humor and always some story to tell. I had many chats with him at the Davis Centre. Take care Laura.

Gord and Joy Croft

Condolence from Cheryl Salkey on January 9th, 2021 5:21 pm

Dear Valerie,
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Knowing you from Humber College Library, I learned about your father’s newspaper career, his work in the community and lately, his friendly card games at the senior centre and then his failing health. I sensed that he was a caring and supportive Dad who set a good example to follow.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

Condolence from John Milligan on January 9th, 2021 6:03 pm

Dear Laura,
We are so sorry to hear of Howards passing. He was such a gentleman, always kind and considerate.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sincerely
Nancy Stewart and John Milligan
Nancy Stewart and John Milligan

Condolence from Murray Stewart on January 10th, 2021 9:46 am

Marnie and I extend our condolences to you Laura and your family . I have valuable and fond memories of Howard working in the type-setting chair assembling the weekly version of the Woodbridge Advertiser. He would always find a little spot for a local news item ,especially at times when we would be doing fund raising for projects like the new lights in the Ted Houston Park. Howard played a significant role in the evolution of communication in our community. Well done ,”Good and Faithful Servant “

Condolence from Loretta Didzbalis on January 10th, 2021 11:41 am

Laura and family my sincere condolences in the passing of Howard. I enjoyed playing euchre with him over the years.
Take care of yourself and stay safe.

Condolence from Loretta Didzbalis on January 10th, 2021 11:43 am

My sincere condolences in the passing of Howard to you Laura and your family. I enjoyed playing euchre with him over the years.
Take care of yourself and stay safe.

Condolence from Sandy Goodyear on January 10th, 2021 12:29 pm

My deepest sympathies Laura and family. Enjoyed a lot of euchre games in Bolton with you and Howard. He always made me laugh with his stories.

Condolence from Mary Ray on January 10th, 2021 2:06 pm

Very sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. He was a good neighbour as well a wonderful father and husband. My thoughts are with all the family at this sad time.

Condolence from Don Learmont on January 10th, 2021 4:28 pm

Howard was a true gentleman. Always enjoyed talking to him. Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Lynne Steenkamp on January 10th, 2021 6:05 pm

Valerie, again, I am so sorry for your loss. I met your father once, decades ago, and he was as lovely a person as you had always portrayed him to be. I still treasure the printer’s tray you and he, gifted me after the general store in Palgrave was sold. I’m here for you. Any time.

Condolence from Janet Hollingsworth on January 11th, 2021 2:36 pm

Valerie, I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. He sounds like a lovely man. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Condolence from Alexandra Ross on January 12th, 2021 9:32 am

Dear Valerie,
Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your father. He was clearly an accomplished and dedicated man. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Alexandra Ross

Condolence from Barry & Nancy Barton on January 13th, 2021 2:33 pm

Laura and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. To me “Brownie” was the epitome of Palgrave. I will always be proud of knowing him. Very sorry for our loss.

Condolence from Marti Cross on January 14th, 2021 5:34 pm

I was saddened to see that Howard had passed away. I will always remember his charming presence every day he attended the Adult Day Program at the Davis Centre . His quick wit, kind nature and keen Euchre skills made his visits memorable for both other clients and the staff. He will be missed. My condolences to you all. Marti Cross, the ADS Nurse.

Condolence from Joseph C on January 15th, 2021 1:07 am

I am sorry to hear about your father’s passing Valerie. Grief is difficult and complicated, especially at a time like this. I hope you and your family are able to find the time and space for everything you are feeling now and wish you all well.

Condolence from E Wilkinson on January 18th, 2021 5:15 pm

Howard will be missed for his kindness, his wry sense of humour and, his very entertaining stories. When we talk of Howard, the conversation always begins with a smile. That’s what he did for us. He made us smile.
Thank you Howard, God Bless.

My sincere condolences Laura, to you and your family.

Edith

Condolence from Victor Horan on January 22nd, 2021 5:03 pm

Laura and family, so sorry to hear about Howards passing as he was a real gentleman,I still have memories of helping Howard one night a week lifting heavy plates for the press.Howard((Brownie )will be missed.

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