Mindi Howatt

Mindi Howatt

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Mindi, after a brief but fierce battle with amyloidosis.

She is survived by her loving husband Gord, brother Dennis and sister Allison (Dave). Children Ian (Jamie) and Leah (Mark) and granddaughters Alyssa and Hailey.

Mindi was born in Vancouver and grew up in Coquitlam. She married her high-school sweetheart in 1975 and moved to Duncan in 1979. Mindi enjoyed their small hobby farm and raising their two children. Mindi decorated for every occasion and started many family traditions that made everyday life special. She transformed the family home into a beautiful and cozy place full of memories.

She worked hard as a house keeper to earn enough money to start her business Magic & More. Mindi loved the arts and was extremely talented with costume design and manufacturing. Many people in the valley wore dance and theatre costumes made by Mindi. Her talent led her to the movies where she traveled frequently to New York, and even was fortunate to travel to parts of Europe. She often spoke fondly about her adventures with her friends in New York.

Mindi’s first love was her family. She would talk with pride about her children. She was so looking forward to Ian’s wedding in November and welcoming Jamie into our family. Hardly a day would pass without a phone call to Leah for an update on Alyssa and Hailey.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home on May 13, 2017. For further information or to share a story or memory please email mindicelebrationoflife@gmail.com

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Mindi was loved by many and her passing

leaves a huge hole in our hearts.

You left us beautiful memories

your love is still our guide

and though we cannot see you

your always by our side.

Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 13, 2017 at 1pm

at the Sahtlam Firehall. mindicelebrationoflife@gmail.com

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