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In Loving Memory of

Simon Howcroft

1960 - 2021

Obituary of Simon Howcroft

Simon Howcroft passed away suddenly at home on June 17, 2021, at the age of 61. Loving husband to Cindy Howcroft, and father of Jeremy (Jenny) Howcroft and Sarah (Jordan) Rowe. Cherished Papa to Richard Howcroft, Ellie Rowe, and Jack Rowe. Missed by his mother, Sheila Howcroft, and his siblings, Michelle (Randy) Lafontaine, Stephanie Howcroft, Nigel (Mary) Howcroft, Andrew (Nicolina) Howcroft, Tim Howcroft, Jonathan (Cathy) Howcroft, Doug (Trudy) Warren, and Howard Warren. Predeceased by his father, C. Michael Howcroft. He is also missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and countless others whose lives he touched.

Simon had a generous and kind soul. He shared his love with family and friends, his time with those he could help, and his beer with anyone who came to visit. He was always willing to lend a hand to those needing help whether it was shoveling snow for the neighbours, hanging Christmas lights at Jeremy’s house, or, just recently, preparing the nursery for Jack’s arrival. When not helping others, his favourite way to spend an evening was with his brothers; talking and drinking beer. Simon has touched so many lives. We hope that even though we have lost a wonderful man that your memories of him will live on.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services has been entrusted with arrangements (905-354-2133). A celebration of life will take place at a later date. He spent 25 years being a father figure to those who needed him as a Big Brother. Memorial donations made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared to Simon's tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.


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Rick and Cheryl Kidd
18 days ago

Cindy, Jeremy, Sarah and Families. Absolutely shocking news. Simon was a great guy and I will forever have good memories of our times together.. Our prayers to you and your family..

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Debbie, Devin and Darcy Rankin
27 days ago

Cindy,, Jeremy & Jenny, Sarah & Jordan and Families,
Sending our sympathy.
We send to you at this difficult time our thoughts and prayers.
May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

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Jeff and Dianne Daly
1 month ago

Dear Cindy, Stephanie and family,
Very sorry to hear of Simon’s passing.
Sincerely, Jeff and Dianne Daly

Nigel Hay
1 month ago

I am so glad I got to know Simon over the past 10 years. A great guy, a true Gentleman of the world.
My condolences to Cindy and the rest of Simon’s family and friends.
Cheers Simon, RIP friend

Tara Debicki
1 month ago

Dear Cindy, Jeremy, and Sarah,
My heart hurts for you all and I am deeply sorry for your loss. Simon was a wonderful man and will be truly missed by so many. My condolences to you and your families during this difficult time.

Frank and Julia Debicki
1 month ago

Dear Cindy, Sarah and Jeremy,
So very sorry to hear about Simon. Sending our heartfelt condolences to you and you families.

Rick & Diana Joschko
1 month ago

Dear Cindy, Sarah, Jeremy & Family, we are so sorry to hear about Simon. Our condolences to the Howcroft family.

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Charles Todd
1 month ago

I am saddened at the passing of such an eminently humane and admirable companion as Simon. Though we all share his loss to different degrees we are at least the better for having known him as an exemplar of what it is to be a good man. RIP Simon

Janice and Tony Vaiana
1 month ago

We only had the pleasure of meeting Simon on a couple of occasions, but by all accounts he was a remarkable, kind-hearted man. I know Josh and Emily were very fond of him. Our sincere condolences to the whole Howcroft family.

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Cindy Dorssers
1 month ago

Dear Cindy……I’m so sorry to hear about Simon’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time of loss. I remember how wonderful it was to spend time with you and Simon on our SA cruise. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you, your kids and grandkids as well as the Howcroft family. Hugs❤️

Fred Fisher
1 month ago

I am saddened to hear of your loss…..we send our condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Simon…..we meet Simon when he would visit his friend and our neighbour John on Redhaven Cres. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Howcroft family at this difficult time.

Bo,Beverly Macri and family
1 month ago

We were so sorry to hear of Simon s passing. Such a nice guy . All my prayers are with all of you.

Paul Justus
1 month ago

Hello Cindy and the Howcroft family. I’m sorry to hear about Simon’s passing. I have fond memories of him

NOTL PB Club
1 month ago

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Pickleball Club is very saddened to hear of Simon’s passing. He is so fondly remembered by the PB members as a great fun guy to play with and just the nicest guy to have around. He will be so missed by the members of our club. Our sincerest sympathy to Cindy, Stephenie and the entire family, as you deal with your loss.

Linda McLellan
1 month ago

Cindy & Family, I’m heartbroken to hear of Simon’s passing. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known. Simon had a great sense of humour & I’ll always remember the fun get togethers we all had. My thoughts are with you all. 💞

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Cosimo and Joanne Scarpetta
1 month ago

condolences Cindy & family

Linda (Lou) Cox
1 month ago

condolences to the family

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Linda and Irv
1 month ago

Dear Cindy and family. We are so very sorry to hear about Simon. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 💕 Love Irv and Linda

Mike McKinnon
1 month ago

This such a sad time. Simon was one of the nicest persons I have ever worked with. I was proud to be able to call him a friend. Our sincere condolences go out to Cindy and family. Love from Mike and Joanne McKinnon

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Randy Albon
1 month ago

I am so very saddened to hear of Simon’s passing. He was such a kind and easy going guy, and I always enjoyed his company. My thoughts are with his entire family and circle of friends. RIP my friend, you were one of the good ones.
You will be missed.

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Christine Evans
1 month ago

So sorry and so shocked to hear of Simon’s passing. Simon and I worked together at Betty’s many years ago but he always had a hello and a smile on his face when he came to the restaurant . My deepest condolences to the whole family. 😞🙏

Christina Cheney
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear of Simons passing. He was such a kind man and I have some great memories of him. My sincere condolences to your family and my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

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Linda (Lou) Cox
1 month ago

Cindy and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Simon. He has a special place in many of hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Lounsbury
1 month ago

Cindy and family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Simons passing. I have fond memories of Simon who was such a funny kind and generous man. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Mary Lounsbury and family

Claudette Morneault Polyblank
1 month ago

Cindy Jeremy and Sarah…I was totally shocked to hear about Simon…My deepest condolences to all of you….May Simon R.I.P…

Anne and Jim Sifton
1 month ago

Jim and I are very sorry to hear of Simon’s recent passing. Our sincerest sympathy to Cindy, Stephanie, and all of your family, during this very sad time.
Sincerely, Anne and Jim Sifton

Mike and Suzie Burgess
1 month ago

“If I could save time in a bottle……
There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do…..”
Still hear Simon singing with his guitar. He sure put his time in well with his beautiful family. Such an amazing dad and grandpa and family man.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you at this extremely sad time.
All our love Mike and Suzie Burgess and family.

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Bronte and Karen Nowicki
1 month ago

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Simon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sorrowful time. Bronte and Karen Nowicki

Randy Upper
1 month ago

Cindy and Sarah and Jeremy. Leslie and myself are so sorry and shocked by your loss. I have many fond memories of our family and yours enjoying ourselves on holidays and at home. Simon and myself had alot of laughs together. Simon was always there when someone needed something or help of any kind. Simon will be missed by everyone that knew him. My sincerest condolances. Randy Upper

Lisa and Benny Grossi
1 month ago

So very sorry to hear. about Simon. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

Luke Thompson
1 month ago

You will be sadly missed. Thank you both for one of the best holidays of our lives. All our love, thinking of you all. Luke and Vicky x

Adam Wilkinson and family
1 month ago

Simon was one of the most caring, funny and genuine people I have ever met. He always took the time to reach out to me and my family. He was a true role model. We will miss him deeply as I am sure so many others will who were touched by him. I wish I could have one more beer with him and tell him how much he meant to our family. My most sincere condolences.

Nancy & louie Vendramin
1 month ago

hello Cindy we are so very sorry to hear about simon he was so funny and very nice man Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Lisa and Chris Halagian
1 month ago

Cindy, Jeremy and Jenny, Sarah and Jordan, and your beautiful children,
We are very saddened and shocked to hear of Simon’s passing. We have known each other for over 30 years now and have so many fond memories of Simon and our fun get togethers. We are sending our heart ❤️ felt condolences, hugs and prayers to all of you. Simon was always so helpful, smiling, and such a kind person and a true family man. You all have your own memories to hold onto and keep close to your hearts. He will always be with you.
Love to you all, Lisa, Chris, Nicholas and MIchael xo

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Bill and Layne Main
1 month ago

We are shocked and saddened to hear of Simon’s passing. Cindy, know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Simon was a wonderful neighbor and a good person. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Craig Baila
1 month ago

I’m heartbroken to hear of this news. I have so many happy memories in the Howcroft home. Simon always made me feel welcome, ,and never failed to make me laugh. All my love to the Howcroft family in this difficult time.

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John and Carm Mottola
1 month ago

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Simon. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. With heavy hearts you are all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏 and hope all the happy memories will give you some peace at this very difficult time.

Mike Brewer
1 month ago

He was a good man, he will be missed. He was my friend.

Bev Howcroft and Paul, Stacey and Jack Emmonds
1 month ago

Simon, you were the kindest, funniest, most caring person I have ever met. You were my second ‘little brother’ and the close relationship we forged in our teens stayed with us until the end. My heart goes out to Cindy, children, grandchildren, siblings and your Mum and extended family and friends. With love forever

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Nick and Brenda
1 month ago

Dear family
We were utterly devastated to hear the awful news about Simon. I always thought of him as my ‘naughty’ younger brother and am struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
Sending all our love 💔
Nick and Brenda

Meredith Wilkinson
1 month ago

Sending condolences and prayers

Laura, Chris, Oliver & Leila xxx
1 month ago

Sending all our love and condolences from the UK to our family in Canada, so sorry to hear about Simon passing, wish we could we there with you at this difficult time.

MR. MRS. HERBERT MICHITSCH
1 month ago

Dearest Sheila and family, sending prayers and condolences to a beautiful family.

Jonathan Coit
1 month ago

I was shocked and upset to hear of Simon’s passing. I have so many positive memories of him while hanging out with Jeremy. Thinking of all of you.

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Brenda,Michael Lococo and Eric Canham
1 month ago

We are very sorry to hear about Simon passing away. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my mom and dad. Also to Eric, Michael and myself. He will be truly missed. We are keeping u in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Hall Charland
1 month ago

So sorry to hear. What a shock to hear the news. All my best to the family. Am thinking of you all

Denise and Shane Ryder
1 month ago

Sending love and prayers! Simon was a beautiful soul- a gentleman and so devoted to his family!

Rita De Kuca-Gates
1 month ago

We are heartbroken to hear this news. We are holding you all close in thought and we wish you peace and love during this time of tremendous loss.
Wayne, Rita & Jacqueline Gates

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