In Memory of



Obituary for Howard Witty

WITTY, Howard Ashley
July 29, 1941 – September 12, 2022

Howie passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, September 12th, 2022. He was 81 years of age.

Howie is survived by his loving wife Valerie, his sons James (Michelle), Robert (Deanna) and Brian (Stephanie), his sisters Helen (Ben) and Mary (Mike). Howie is the fourth of nine children to the late Anne Bateson and Howard Witty of Toronto. Siblings: James, Lillian, Eleanor, Helen, David, Roy, Mary and John. He will be deeply missed by all his family and dear friends, including his grandchildren Ashley, Eric, Pagie, Brittany, Elizabeth, Grace, Carter, Ava and Jessica; great grandchildren Robbie, Gwen, Alice and Kennedy.

Howie was a lovely man; patient, kind and compassionate. He always worked so hard to provide for those he loved. He enjoyed sitting around the campfire, telling jokes and stories of his travels on the road. Married to his true love Valerie for 59 years, he will remain forever in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 1 pm.

His family extends heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nurses at PRHC for their kind and compassionate care. If desired, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Tributes, condolences, and donations may be made online at