1967 - 2020
Malcolm Robert Howells, beloved husband of Tracey Howells (nee DeBona), passed away with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer in Barnwell on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 52 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with Malcolm’s family to celebrate his life at the Youth Centre, 7211 - 50 Street, Taber on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 between 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.
Malcolm will be deeply missed by Tracey, his loving wife of twenty eight years and their children Colton Howells (Kyla Kerr) of Taber and Kassidy Howells (Ryan Tessemaker) of Taber. He is also survived by his mother Sharon Howells (Al Davidson); his siblings Rhonda (Bob) Wagner, Darren (Melanee) Howells and Michelle (Mike) Cook; his in-laws, Tracey’s father John R. DeBona (Gurli Journoud) and her siblings Debi (Blake) Fletcher, Rhonda DeBona (Derrik French), Denise (Paw) Pedersen, Danny (Lindsay) DeBona and Lisa DeBona. Malcolm will also be remembered by numerous nieces nephews who were very special to him and by his life long best friend Kelly (Chris) Murphy.
He was predeceased by his father Robert Howells and his mother-in-law Margaret DeBona.
Malcolm and Tracey have been sweethearts since 1983, soulmates. Malcolm, Tracey, Colton and Kassidy lived in Barnwell where they worked on the family business RLS oilfield services.
Malcolm was grateful to raise his family and build a life in a community that he loved so much. He was also so grateful for the Barnwell families and their friendships. Malcolm had important and loving relationships with so many people and it spanned through so many different areas of life. Relationships that became friendships and friendships that became like family.
Malcolm was a true outdoorsman and his love of hunting and sledding was passed on to his kids, he was so fortunate to share his skill and knowledge with them and they enjoyed so many great adventures together.
He will be forever missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Malcolm’s name may be made directly to the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, Box 277, Keremeos, British Columbia V0X 1N0 www.bcsf.org.