ANNA MARY HOWE CARAGATA (1916-2005)
Sacred to the Memory of Anna Mary Howe Caragata who departed this life in Toronto on Sept 12th, 2005, in the 89th year of her age. Anne Howe Caragata was born Dec 4th, 1916, on her parents’ farm south of Lafleche in southern Saskatchewan, the 2nd daughter of Martin Charles Howe & his wife, Florence Cordelia Long. Married in Regina on Dec 2nd, 1939, Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ted Caragata (1914-1985) [2nd son of Marin Caragata, of Wood Mountain, SK, & his wife, Dumitra Adamache, whose children are all deceased: Annie, Fanny, Mary, Andrew, Bill, John, Nick, George & Steve], by her beloved parents & her beloved siblings: Donald, Martin (RCAF, WWII), Patrick, & Tom Howe (QC), & Thelma Carefoot-Mowat; by her dear sisters-in-law, Frances Howe Caragata & Lorraine Howe; & by her dear brothers-in-law, Merv Carefoot & Louis Nagel. Survived by her adoring children, LynnMarie Mackay & Dale Martin Howe Caragata of Toronto, her darling grandsons, Alex & Taylour Mackay of Vancouver, & their dear father, Keiller Mackay of Toronto; by her beloved siblings: Mabel (Walt) Otto of Gladstone, MB, Shirley Nagel & Evelyn Howe of Regina, SK, John Howe (RCAF, WWII), of Nanaimo, BC, Bill (Barb) Howe of the Howe Ranch, Glentworth, SK, & James (Anne) Howe of Assiniboia, SK; & by dear sisters-in-law, Del Howe of Regina, SK, & Barb Howe of Lethbridge, AB; by dear brother-in-law Sylvester Mowat of Gladstone, MB; & by a multitude of dear nieces & nephews & great-nieces & nephews & cousins. Paternally descended from the Haugens (surname changed to Howe in USA & Canada) of Etne, Hordaland, Norway, & maternally from the Van Tassels of Sleepy Hollow, NY, from Chief Wyandance of the Montauk Indians of Long Island, NY, & from the Longs of Longfield House, Cashel, Tipperary, & the Moores of Barne Park, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland (through whom she was descended from the Royal Houses of Plantagenet & Tudor – from Kings Edward III & Henry VII), Anne Howe was raised on the family farm near Lafleche, SK, & with her sister Thelma, graduated from Normal School in Regina in 1935. For the next seven years, Anne taught in country schools in the Lafleche & Wood Mountain districts. After their marriage, Anne & Ted settled in Wood Mountain, then moved to Moose Jaw, SK, in 1951, & then on to Toronto in 1954. They resided on the edge of the Scarborough Bluffs, high cliffs overlooking Lake Ontario. Anne lived there until 2002 when she sold her property & moved into the St Clair O’Connor Community, lovingly run by the Mennonites who gave Anne a wonderful home for her last three years of life on earth. A natural born teacher, Anne taught Grade One from 1954 to 1980 at Dunbarton & Sir John A. MacDonald Public Schools in Pickering, ON. A longtime active member of Cliffcrest United Church, & a Sunday school teacher, Anne, who was a very humble soul, did her best to live by the Golden Rule. With her parents as her shining examples, Anne was a tolerant, understanding, compassionate, forgiving & loving person. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels for many years, was an active supporter of the CCF-NDP (Tommy Douglas was once their houseguest in Wood Mountain), supported many charities and used to invite families in need to celebrate Christmas with her & her family. A great fan of country music, Anne thoroughly enjoyed being part of huge extended family & used to visit relatives in Canada, the States, Ireland, England, Norway & Romania. Funeral will be held at 2 PM (with Visitation from 1-2 PM) on Saturday, Sept 17, 2005, at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Rd, Toronto. Interment will follow at a later date at Pine Hills Cemetery in Scarborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save The Children Canada, or to the St Clair O’Connor Community, 2701 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON, M4B 3M3.
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