John Howley, 86 John Delamere Howley, 86, died December 26 at Brockville Psychiatric Hospital's geriatrics ward after an illness lasting a year. He was born March 1, 1918 in Halifax, N.S., to Richard Howley, a retired naval commander, and the former Norah Delamere. He was raised and educated in St. John's, Nfld. He served in the Palestine police force for six years during the Second World War, returning to England in 1944. Before returning to Canada in 1946, he joined the Canadian Army. He worked in Hamilton at the Stelco Steel plant in 1947 for a short time, then came to Brockville, where he began working for AEL Microtel. He remained with that company for 34 years until his retirement 21 years ago. He met Betty Lillian Billings in 1947 and they were married February 18, 1950 in Wall Street United Church. Mr. Howley was a member of Wall Street United and belonged to its ushering and fellowship committees. His interests included woodworking in his workshop, swimming in his pool, walking his dog Trina and travelling. He had been to Hawaii, Palestine, Rome, Florida, Myrtle Beach, California, Greece, Canada's east coast and England. He is survived by his wife Betty Howley of Brockville, brother Jim Howley and wife Lillian of Kingston, sister Tina Harvey of Brockville, several nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Gwen Shields and husband James and Ruth Burchell and husband George, all of Brockville. Also surviving are two godchildren, Pam Siddall and Sandy Dunn, and special friends Fay and Lloyd Reddick of Prescott. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Patricia and Emerald, brothers Richard and William Howley and brother-in-law Jack Harney. Friends called at the Irvine Funeral Home, Brockville, on December 28. The funeral was held at Wall Street United Church on December 29, with Rev. Dr. Alan Bennett officiating. Eulogies were given by his sister Tina, brother Jim and friend Michael Larocque. Burial followed at Maynard Cemetery. The pallbearers were Lloyd Reddick, Earl Tennant, Michael Larocque, Lyle Millward, James Shields and George Siddall. The honorary pallbearer was William "Bill" Paul. Memorial donations were directed to the Wall Street Village, a seniors housing project of Wall Street United Church. Published in Section b, page 7 in the Thursday, January 27, 2005 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 2:44:55 PM Friday, January 28, 2005.