December 18, 2015
Howard Stensson

After a brief illness, Howard Herman Stensson passed away in his sleep on Jan. 16, 2011 at the age of 98.

Born in 1912 in Hitchin-Herts, England, he died in Oakville, Ont., on Jan. 16, 2011 in his 99th year.

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Maurine Camille Nethercott, by brothers Vilhelm (Bill), Frederick, Christian and sister Betty. He immigrated to Oakville (Sheridan) with family in 1914. He is survived by his children Bill (Jennifer Macnaughton), Gay (Mike Haddon), and Janice (Allan Fozard). Loving grandfather to Erik, Anna, Jane and Brita Stensson; Brooke and Matthew Haddon; Christopher, Andrea and Sally Fozard; and Danica Jeffery. Uncle to Laurie Pallett, Karen and Karl Stensson.

Howard graduated from Ontario Agricultural College (University of Toronto) in 1936. He taught science at Norwich District High School for 24 years. He re-joined the family business, Sheridan Nurseries, in 1964 and served as president from 1972 until his retirement at the age of 80 in 1993.

Howard is fondly remembered by Maple Grove United Church, the Maple Grove Probus Club, his book club, and his Maple Grove Tim Hortons coffee cronies. 'Poppa' was a life-long educator and student. His sense of adventure led him and his best friend Alex Murphy to swim in all the Great Lakes in one day.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at Maple Grove United Church in Oakville, on Jan. 22.

A tribute to Howard appeared on the Oakville Beaver.