2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Howard William Letts January 22, 1950 - April 27, 2020

Peacefully with family by his side at the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday April 27, 2020. Howard Letts age 70 of Merrickville. Beloved husband of Linda (McKenney). Loving Dad of Mark Letts. Cherished Pops of Cole Letts. Loved brother of Terry (Crystal), Donna Cooper, the late Frederick, Josie Payne (late Carl), and Roy Jr. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Memory of Howard may be made to C.H.E.O.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

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A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Memory of Howard may be made to C.H.E.O.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at


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    Lillian Render says

    Sincere condolences Linda and Mark. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Condolences also to Terry, Donna, Josie, and Roy and all your families. Hugs to all of you. Howard was a such a social butterfly and brought so much joy to so many. He will surely be missed.

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      Connie Groulx says

      My sincerest condolences to the Lett’s family. R.I.P Howie

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    Patricia/George Grant says

    Donna, Josie, Terry, and Roy, and your families
    Thinking of you all today and saddened to hear of Howard’s passing. He was like a brother to me, and when I boarded with your family in the 70’s, you all became family. Last summer , while working for Willis Kerr’s sons,driving the dump truck, he went by our house several times a day waving, honking, and hollering out the window, when he saw me out walking.He was a good man who loved his family. They came first in his life as did his friends. He had a special laugh that I will always remember. I will miss him, but thank God he is pain free.
    He has gone home now, and will be met by his parents, his nephew and his brother-in-law
    R.I.P. dear friend .

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    MDiane Arcand says

    Donna to you all your family,my deepest sympathy on your loss,we had a lot of laughs when we were young

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    Elaine Sanger says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, Mark, Cole, Donna, Josie, Terry and Roy. He will
    be missed and remembered always.

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    Chris Wood & Brenda Clarke says

    Roy and Letts Family,
    Please accept our heart felt condolences on your loss. Howard sounds like he was a wonderful man and will live on in the pleasant memories of all who knew him

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    CATHY Steenburgh says

    Sorry for your loss. Remember the Letts family growing up in Kemptville!

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    Carol Boal says

    So very sorry for the loss of Howard. So hard to believe.

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    Pat White says

    Dear Linda,Mark.Cole…brothers ,sisters and families….We are so very saddened to hear about the loss of Howard…Will always remember the fun times we had for many years at Pike Lake…I had just talked to Howard about 3 weeks ago and he was still the same old Howard…always had a joke to share….he will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him….Deepest sympathy
    Bill..Pat..Barry and Craig White

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    Wendy(Boal)Kemp says

    My condolences to Linda and family,Howard will be in my thoughts. He will be sadly missed,he was a good friend to Gary and myself. RIP ❤️

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    Brenda Kelso Ellison says

    My deepest sympathy to all the Letts Family. I well remember Howie from my
    younger days in Kemptville. May God comfort you at this time.

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    Lois Grant says

    Deepest Sympathy From Ritchie and Lois Grant

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    Linda Van Santen says

    Deepest sympathy to all of Howard’s family and friends on his passing. You are in our thoughts at this very sad time.
    The Van Santen family.

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    Helen Faith Bellisle says

    Linda Gary and I are so sorry for your loss God be with you and family

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    Jim Empey says

    My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Jim Empey

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    Reid and Darlene McIntyre says

    So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I worked with him at various times at Cruickshank’s quarry and he always had a story to tell me. Rest In Peace Howard.

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    Cheryl Bolton says

    Condolences to the Letts family!

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    Gloria Gareau says

    My deepest condolences to the family, Howard was a fun loving guy.Known him since we were kids.RIP.

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    Perry Stewart says

    Howard was a great friend and work colleague who will be dearly missed. He was always quick with the jokes, considerate, kind and generous. Our sincere sympathies to you Linda, Mark and your family. Perry and Joanne

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    Uncle Fred, Auntie Joyce, Cynthia, Lorraine and Pam says

    Linda, Mark and all the family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Patricia Harrison says

    This is a great loss to the Letts family. Linda, Mark, Cole, Terry , Donna, Josie and Roy you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will live forever in our hearts.

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    Shirley Bolton says

    My deepest sympathy to all the family in the loss of your dear loved one.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

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    Ann Laura Newton-Payne says

    Laurie & Gerald Newton-Payne
    To the Letts Family
    Our deepest sympathy to each and every one of you at this very difficult time. May all the loving memories bring you comfort and peace.
    Our condolences.

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    ken kirkland says

    my condolence to the family.may you rest in peace Howie you will be missed.

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    Bridget Arcand says

    Dear Linda, Mark, Cole and Howard’s bother and sisters,
    We are so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing and for your loss. Howard was always good to Mom & Dad (Peggy and Earl) and our families. He gave us many laughs and stories over the years. He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts are with you.
    Bridget (Boucher) and Jim Arcand

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    david hudson says

    Linda and families: We have known Howie for a very long time. Howie always had a good joke to share with people, was always smiling and happy go lucky. He was certainly one of a kind-hugs to all.
    Dave and Leona Hudson

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    Doug Ruth Croll says

    We were so sad to hear of Howard’s passing. Doug remembers ice fishing on the Rideau with Howard. Linda, we never did get to have our dinner get together. Our condolences to all your family. Doug and Ruth

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    Debi and Gavin Cunningham says

    Linda, Mark, Cole and family. We are so sorry to hear about Howard. He had the gift of making people laugh, and being able to do the worm. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time!

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    Bert & Madolyn McMahon says

    It is heavy hearts we find out of Howard’s passing, he was a valued employee at BMD Transportation and we are sure he will be missed by all who loved him.

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    Donna Gogo says

    Sincere condolences in the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    JOAN BYERS says

    Sincere condolences to you, Linda, and your family. I know that you will miss him very much. Cherish the memories that you made together.
    Wayne and Joan Byers

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    Tom Ronan says

    Linda Mark & family
    I was sorry to hear (from Sally) about Howard’s passing . Tom and I send our condolences and certainly hope to see you when you have the “celebration of life” service. I have many happy memories of working with you and pray God’s comfort at this time. God Bless Janie

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    Ronald P Smith says

    Sorry Linda and Mark Howard is a Good Friend of mine I will miss him ALOT

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