The family of Joseph Howard Weitzel is saddened to announce his passing on March 2,2021 at the age of 99. He died peacefully at the Villa Pascal, where he had been a resident since last August. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children Howard (Val), Yvonne (Gerard LeBlanc), Alvin (Lori), Sandra Wilhelm (Ken Van Torre), Robert (Devona Hill), Michael (Shannon), sister Lois Ferron and sisters-in-law Joyce Olsen and Doris Ask, 18 grandchildren, a step granddaughter and 9 great grandchildren. Howard joins his parents Alvin (Maude Stevens) brothers Roy, Floyd and Charlie and sisters Florence Hamil and Margaret Bekolay. He will be reunited with his wife of 65 years Velda (Nelson), daughter Jocelyn and sons-in-law Kevin Wilhelm and Victor Bujnowski. He will tenderly hold his precious great-grandson Beckham Wilhelm. Howard was an accomplished horseshoe player winning many tournaments locally, provincially, nationally and at world competitions. This was his sport and he was very competitive and thoroughly enjoyed winning. He was pleased about being recognized in the Horseshoe Hall of Fame, Battleford Sports Hall of Fame and the local community Wall of Fame. Being able to travel across our country and the USA, playing this sport he loved, brought a lot of enjoyment to his retirement years. Howard was also an avid bowler, it was a sport that he and his wife Velda played together. Howard won many tournaments and high score awards. A sincere thank you to Villa Pascal staff for the quality of care they provided, and for the celebration of his 99th birthday! They always had Dad’s best interests in mind. Prayer Service will be held at the 'The Garden Chapel' on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Notre Dame de Lourdes Roman Catholic Church on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial donations are requested to Villa Pascal, 1301 – 113th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 3K1 or Charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Robert MacKay of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium (306-446-4200).
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