Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. Floyd George Howlett

Male 1920 - 2003  (83 years)


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  • Name Floyd George Howlett 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1920  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Congregational 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-314174 
    Died 28 Jun 2003  Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I314174  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Wesley Howlett,   b. 31 Mar 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1953, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Hilda F. Bowman,   b. 29 Aug 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1913  West Montrose, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Life of the late Rev. Floyd Howlett celebrated 10 years after his death

      Peterborough This Week

      Thursday, July 18, 2013
      On Friday night, many will be gathering at Millennium Park to celebrate the life of Rev. Floyd Howlett. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Bean Cafe.

      It seems hard to believe that Rev. Howlett died a decade ago. He was a remarkable leader who always put social justice ahead of self interest. He was a champion for gay rights long before that cause became socially acceptable. He was a very vocal peace activist and one of the founders of the local Kawartha Ploughshares peace movement.

      When some questioned who contemporary churches -- especially those professing to honour "The Prince of Peace" -- are not more prominent in speaking for this cause, Rev. Howlett explained that in the contemporary world many interests benefit from war and faith leaders who speak out strongly against it can jeopardize their employment and their future.

      But that didn't stop Floyd, who was in the front lines at every rally against poverty, every rally for decent housing, every rally against injustice, every rally for peace and brotherhood. My most enduring image of him will always be watching him struggle over snow banks with his oxygen tank in tow when he was in the final months of his life but still always present at the weekly peace rallies at Confederation Park.

      Rev. Howlett was not a loud dominating leader but his unwavering courageous support for what he saw as morally right and just will never be forgotten by those who knew and admired him. His wife and family and his many friends continue to work for the ideals he passionately advocated and upheld. His memory will endure as a local hero for peace and justice.

      "Life Of The Late Rev. Floyd Howlett Celebrated 10 Years After His Death". 2021. Mykawartha.Com. https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/3900266-life-of-the-late-rev-floyd-howlett-celebrated-10-years-after-his-death/.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist.. 13 Page 4.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1920 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Congregational - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jun 2003 - Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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