1920 - 2003 (83 years)
||Floyd George Howlett |
||, Ontario, Canada 
||Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|Eby ID Number
||28 Jun 2003
||Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
||22 Jul 2021 |
||Wesley Howlett, b. 31 Mar 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 29 Nov 1953, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 67 years) |
||Hilda F. Bowman, b. 29 Aug 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 1971 (Age 83 years) |
||17 Sep 1913
||West Montrose, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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/.
- [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist.. 13 Page 4.