Howard Stanwood

Howard Coleman Stanwood

Monday, May 19th, 1930 - Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Stanwood, Howard Coleman- 90, of Overton, passed away peacefully on November 20,2020 in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born May 19,1930 in Yarmouth , he was the only child to the late George and Gertrude (Killam) Stanwood. Howard was a hard-working family man, not only raising his own family but many foster children over 35 years. In his earlier years he was a deck hand on the Bluenose, later turning his career to the fisheries. He loved handlining in the summer and lobster fishing in the winter. Howard had a knack for telling stories and enjoyed going for drives. He is survived by his children, Rickey (Audrey) Brown, Monteagle, NB.; Billy ( Laura ) Stanwood, Hebron; Rose Cunningham, Yarmouth; Les Stanwood, Overton; Donna (Rocky) Stanwood- Rose, North Sydney; grandchildren, Julie (Darryl) Brown- Robichaud, Monteagle, NB; Jody (Paul) Brown- Wilson, Wheaton Settlement, NB; Tim Cunningham, Overton; Tyler Comeau, Clare; Meagan Comeau, North Sydney; Noah, Leah and Sarah Stanwood; Layton Landry; great grandchildren, Georgia and Samantha Robichaud; Colton Cunningham; Audrey, Eliot and Albert Comeau; Elijah Wilson. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife Ruby; granddaughter Tanya Cunningham. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Funeral service will be Sunday, November 22 at 2 pm from the Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel. Rev A.D Bill Newell officiating. Interment in Chegoggin Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:
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    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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    Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell
  • Interment

    Chegoggin Cemetery
    Chegoggin, NS
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Garth Nickerson

Posted at 04:24pm
Sorry to hear ,Howard used to give me a lot of help handling and herring back in the day.

David Watson

Posted at 12:47pm
Sincerely sympathies to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May God be your comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

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