Howie Hepburn March 22, 2024

Date of Funeral

March 27, 2024

Howie Hepburn – peacefully at Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound on Friday March 22, 2024. Howard “Howie” Percival Hepburn at the age of 87 years. Devoted husband of 67 years to Maisie (nee Weir). Dear father of Sharon Hepburn (partner Barry Cunningham), of New Hamburg, Don (Tracey), of Mar, Brian (partner Margaret MacDonald), of Hepworth, and Roger (Donna), of South Bruce Peninsula. Cherished grandfather of Trevor (partner Eva), Tommy, Barrett (partner Amy), Justin (partner Samantha), Eric (wife Chantalle), Chad (wife Katie), Clark (partner Jorya), Kirby (partner Marissa), and Courtney (partner Jeff); and great-grandfather of Landon, Logan, Liam, Rayah, Emma-Rose, Cohen, and Kaley. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew “Andy” and Minnie (nee Pruder); great-granddaughter, Tayja Mae; brothers, Herb (Winnifred), Gordon “Babe” (Marie), and Lorne “Bing” (Ioleen); and sister, Nora (Ron Fenner); brothers-in-law, Harvey Weir (Betty), Lorne Weir (Mary), Jack Weir (Clara), and Don Weir (Joyce); and sisters-in-law, Mildred (Jack McArthur, Janet (Roy Barnes), Hester (Tom Cunningham), and Edna (Allan Day). Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Howie was proud to be a Past Executive member of RCL Br.#208 Wiarton. Family wish to express their gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff of Brightshores – Owen Sound ICU and CCU departments for their wonderful care. Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Tuesday March 26, 2024 from 5-8 PM, where a service to celebrate Howie’s life will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 o’clock. Cremation to follow with interment in Colpoy’s Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the BP Hospitals Foundation Wiarton or Ronald McDonald House London would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

Friends may call at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Tuesday March 26, 2024 from 5-8 PM, where a service to celebrate Howie’s life will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 o’clock. Cremation to follow with interment in Colpoy’s Bay Cemetery.


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    Roberta jaclson says

    Sincere condolence Maisie to you and yours.
    Bobbie Jackson

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    Linda and Marc Thiel says

    Sharon, Barry and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I know he meant the world to all of you and you will miss him dearly. The memories you have created in time spent with him will be carried forward in your hearts. I am praying that you will be given the comfort you need to know he is at peace. Thinking of you all.

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    Doug and Karen Porter says

    Oh Maisie, we are so sorry to hear this. What great man Howie was and so good to us as neighbours. Our hearts go out to you and your family. God Bless!!!!

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    Hugh & Shirley Baker says

    Our condolences to your families. May you find peace now that Howie is at peace

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    Vicki & Jim Doubt says

    To Maisie and Family of the late Howie Hepburn.
    Sorry to hear of Howie’s passing. Cherish your many wonderful memories. Laugh, cry, reminisce and talk of Howie – it will be comforting. Gather together with your wonderful and very large family for lots of warm hugs. God Bless all of you with comfort and peace. Vicki & Jim Dount

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    Barbara fullerton says

    Sincere sympathy
    Carman and Barbara Fullerton

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    Janice Cameron says

    Our condolences to you Maisie, Sharon, Donnie, Brian and Roger. We are thinking of you all and everything you have been through. I am sorry that I won’t be able to attend either the visitation or the funeral. I will be back in London for radiation. But I will be thinking of you all and hoping that you are all sharing your memories of Howard.

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    Gary and Marg Tambling says

    To the families Of Howie Hepburn.
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Howie. He was a great person. He will be missed by many. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time. You are all in our thoughts.
    Gary and Marg Tambling

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    Diane & Vern Hepburn says

    Maisie, our love & prayers to you & your family at this time on the passing of Howie.
    I’ll always remember his giggling laugh @ the arena & his big smile.
    Diane & Vern

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    Lil & Scott Dunstall says

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Eric always spoke very fondly of his grandfather.

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    Pat Hepburn says

    Dear Maisie and Family

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you All, at this very sad time.
    So Sorry for your Loss!

    Sincerely Pat Hepburn

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    Bill Walker says

    Dear Maisie, Sharon & Barry, Don & Tracey, Brian & Margaret, Roger & Donna and extended family.
    Howie was a great guy who contributed much to our community both personally and professionally and will always be remembered in part as the ‘County Mounty’. I admired him greatly and always enjoyed my interactions over the years at family functions, Busmen & Redmen games and the Hunt Camp.
    May it help to know friends are thinking of you, and may fond memories give you comfort and strength,
    With Condolence,
    Bill & Michaela Walker

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    Larry Isbester says

    Maisie, Sharon, Don, Bryan, Roger &Donna
    Our sincere condolences in Howie’s death. We have fond memories from Legion & Lions club activities in the good old days. Larry & Linda Isbester

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    Jim Cunningham says

    As I travel the roadways of Bruce County I have and always will remember the picture of this man his family has chosen to post. Our ‘Uncle Howie’ overseen the construction of many of them. Especially in the northern section of the county. With that same smile on his face, his stories of road building demonstrated his love and commitment to his work and set an example of work ethic for our entire family.
    My condolences go out to Aunt Maisie and everyone in your family as you mourn and grieve your loss.

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    Stan Hoath. says

    Maisie And All Of Your Extended Family. Sincere Sympathy In The Passing Of Howie .Cherish All The Memories. Stan And Ruth Hoath.

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    Ken Heppenstall says

    Maisie and Family: Saddened to hear of Howie’s passing. So many good times over the years to remember. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Nancy and Ken Heppenstall

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    doug daws says

    To the family of Howie we would like to offer condolences on his passing.
    From Connie and Doug Daws.

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    Larry Sutter says

    Condolence to the family during this time .
    Larry & Cheryl Sutter

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    Donna & Kelly Thompson says

    Oh my so sorry to see this. So many memories of Howie and Maisie from the curling club. Curling in Wiarton, Lions Head and Listowel. Howie also attended many spiels with Fred Urbshott, Peter Pegg and Kelly. Many stories came back from those trips. When Howie would tell them, he had that same smile as in this picture. He could hardly contain himself. He loved to laugh and mostly when things happened to others. Thinking of Maisie, Sharon, Donnie, Brian, Roger and their families. I know him and uncle Buck are up there looking down on us and catching up. Rest in Peace our wonderful friend.

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    Steve Stewart says

    Sorry to hear of Howie’s passing, He was a good man and I sure will miss his camp visits.

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    Steve Hardman says

    Sincere condolences to the Hepburn family. I will always remember Howie for his “and we are going to count that one” call at a Redmen game years ago

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    Rick, Kendra & Ainsley Snider says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are very sorry for your loss and please know you have our support and love.

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    Douglas Stevenson says

    Our sincere condolences from Diane and myself to you and your family.
    Doug Stevenson
    Diane Adlam

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    Scott Seibert says

    Dear Roger and family. I just found out about your father’s passing. Many found memories around the rink. Great guy always appreciated a conversation with Howie. My sincere condolences.

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    Ann &Bryan Hewitt says

    Dear Maisie, Sharon,Donnie,Brian,Roger, and all your families ,so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. We have so many memories of the good times and many laughs with him over the years!

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    diane lenz says

    My deepest sympathy for a very special friend. Maisie and her loving family,
    love and prayers

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    Allan & Margie Ruth says

    Dear Maisie:
    As Howie is now in God’s Presence You will remain in God’s Care. Our sincere condolences to You & your Families. You & Howie were beautiful heart neighbour’s for 30 years still miss your waves. God Bless

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    John and Marlene Masters says

    Donny, Tracey and family. We are sorry to hear of Howie’s passing.
    John and Marlene Masters

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    Neil and Shelley says

    So sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

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    Tom Hall says

    Condolences to Maisie and family from the Wiarton & District Curling Club.
    Tom Hall, President

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    Gayle Sadler says

    So sorry for your loss Maisie..
    Glad we reconnected at Kelso. Do take care of yourself and hope to see you soon.
    Condolences from Gayle Sadler and Jack Hill..

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    michael monahan says

    Sorry for your loss.

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    Don & Todd Heppenstall says

    So saddened to hear of Howie’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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    Glenda Jamieson says

    I was so sorry to hear of Howie’s passing. I didn’t find out until the 28th and I’m sorry I missed his service. There are so many fun memories from the Hunt Camp parties! My thoughts are with your entire family during this difficult time❤️

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    Marcy and Bruce McGill says

    Sincerest condolences to the entire Hepburn family on the loss of Howie. May he rest in peace and you all cherish your wonderful memories with him. Marcy and Bruce McGill

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