Peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Center in Barrie, at the age of 89. Known by close friends and family as Howard, he was born in Oakland California. Howard was the beloved and devoted husband of Jeanne D’arc slater (Beausoleil) for 52 years. Cherished and beloved father of Lori Slater-Worfolk (Peter Worfolk) and Lynn Snoddon (James Snoddon). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Sarah Worfolk and Grace Worfolk, Andrew Snoddon and Jessica Snoddon. Howard is survived by his brother Robert Slater. He is predeceased by his parents John Clifford Slater and Muriel Grace Slater (Medlar) as well as his three brothers Jack Slater, Grant Slater and Donald Slater. Howard owned two businesses in Orillia, Red Top Equipment Co Ltd and later in “retirement” Mike’s Bookstore. Howard was most happy being active outdoors and being around animals. This made living on his hobby farm in Severn Bridge a dream come true. He loved music and golf. Cheering on the Blue Jays with wife Jeanne was a favourite pastime. Friends are welcome to join the family at Jennett Funeral & Cremation Centre, 152 Bradford St. Barrie, on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for a Memorial Service followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or a charity of your choice in Howard’s memory. Words of comfort may be left for the family by visiting https://www.funeralhome.on.ca/
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