In Memoriam
Howard Rourke

July 30th, 1938 - May 8th, 2024


ROURKE, Howard “Howie”
1938 – 2024

Surrounded by family on May 8th, 2024, Howard passed away suddenly at the age of 85. Dearly loved by his wife of 63 years, Bernice, his children Rick (Vicki), Wendy, Melany (Karl), grand-children Alexis, Kristina (Sebastien), Tyler, Olivia, Lily, Gavin, and great-grandchildren Joon, Ekau, Eliblue and Louo. Devoted brother to Odlum, Pearl (late), Walter (late), and David. Adored uncle, cherished friend, beloved by many.

“Howie” was well known and respected in the investment field for his career as a bond trader, and on the ice as a skilled playmaker. He enjoyed golf, walks, playing cards, reading on many subjects, and spending time with family.

His way with children was simply magical.

The challenges he overcame as a younger man allowed his successes to follow. He supported his family unconditionally, always their biggest fan. Howie was there for others as well – compassionate, encouraging and accepting. He served as an example and an inspiration, and this is his legacy.

Will be missed most of all for the man he was – kind, generous, good-natured, spontaneous, spiritual, and with an unmatched sense of humour.

A beautiful man with a blessed life.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to White & Sons Funeral Home, 3555 Metcalfe, Rawdon Quebec J0K 1S0. (450) 834-4222. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

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Dina and I express our deepest sympathy. George Stevens

May 20, 2024 2:01 PM

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May 20, 2024 11:28 AM

My condolences to the family. I was shocked to hear the news of Howard's sudden passing. He was an exceptional man respected by all including myself. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

May 19, 2024 9:26 AM


May 19, 2024 8:24 AM

My condolences to the Family. Howie was my mentor as a bond trader when I started working in the early 1980's. As the years passed I was also lucky to get to know him personally and I admire him as an intelligent and compassionate friend. Howie will be missed!

May 19, 2024 8:23 AM

I have started to write some words and have changed it at least five times because I wanted to say the right thing. I’m still saddened and in shock by Howard’s passing cuz it happened so fast. I did write, however, how Howard and Bernice’s family is an inspiration to many families in Rawdon and elsewhere and that was because of the example Howard gave, but let’s not forget…behind every great man there is a woman and that would be you Bernice. To have been married 63 years, you definitely had to have an influence on each other. The love, kindness, warmth, togetherness etc is passed on to your children and their children, and so on, as it should be. I will stop right now as I want to go on and on, but I won’t! Suffice to say, you will be sadly missed by many, young, old and in between Howie. RIP.🙏🏻

May 18, 2024 9:12 PM

He was a great man and loved by anyone who knew him

May 18, 2024 7:22 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. No matter how old we get it Is never easy to lose a parent. My heart goes out to you. Melany, Wendy and Ricky, please accept my sincere condolences. Bernice, I don’t know what you are going through, to lose a mate of 63 years, I can not even imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

May 18, 2024 11:36 AM

Uncle Howie you were truly a legend. Your kind, gentle and funny good nature will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. Always in our hearts and memories. Leanne & Family

May 18, 2024 11:35 AM

My condolences to the family have great memories from when I was younger at nanies Melva

May 17, 2024 11:32 PM

May all the wonderful memories you shared as a family , help to ease your pain through the difficult days ahead. Howie will never be forgotten….// Love, Rowena & Neil

May 17, 2024 2:12 PM

Rest well my old friend. Mel

May 17, 2024 11:27 AM