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HOWARD, Douglas (Tex) Floyd

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Peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital after a brief but courageous battle on Friday, March 2nd, 2018  at the age of 87.  Tex Howard of Orillia, beloved husband of Marion  (nee: Allan) for 61 years.  Loving father of Brenda Udell (Jerry predeceased), Chuck, and Dave & wife Michelle. Cherished grandfather of Krista & Ron, Alison & Brent, Whitney & Josh.  Proud great grandfather of McKayla, Kyle, Ava, Charlie & Hudson. Brother of Ivan, Mervin & Helen both predeceased.  Tex will be lovingly remembered by brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and his many, many friends.  Tex was an All Star Baseball Player with the Orillia Majors and Athlete of the Year in 1961. He was a true gentleman and entertained many people for years with his bands - Western Strings, Hometown Country and Tex & Dottie.  His spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Following cremation, the family will receive friends at ODAS Park for a Celebration of Tex's Life on Friday afternoon, March 9th from 1 o'clock until 4:30 with Memories being shared at 2:30. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #34, Orillia would be gratefully appreciated and may be made at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St., N., Orillia.  Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com