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Thank you for visiting this memorial website which was created in the memory of our loved one, Glen Howitt who was born in the United Kingdom on July 02, 1966 and passed away on August 29, 2005 at the age of 39. We will remember him forever. 

Glen was born in Hemsworth nr Wakefield, West Yorkshire to Alan (now deceased) and Margaret. He is also survived by his older sister Beverley.

Glen met Kath in 1995 and they married September 2nd 2000. Glen and Kath had a very happy relationship from beginning to end. They were very much in love and were true soulmates through and through. Unfortunately they never managed to have any children to continue the name and bloodline.

Glen was extremely fit and active. He worked as Grounds Manager for a large Grammar School Foundation for 22 years and loved his job immensely. He also loved playing sport, in particular Rugby League in his younger days which he played on both an amateur and semi professional level. He also enjoyed football and golf.

Glens other hobbies included motorbikes (riding and watching the racing) and holidaying on houseboats. Glen and Kath were hoping to buy a houseboat to live on and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life.

Glens life was cut short suddenly and unexpectadly when he collapsed and died of hypertensive heart disease. This was a result of high blood pressure which caused the heart to overwork, enlarge and then finally give in. Kath is now dedicated to raising awareness of the condition and raising money for the Blood Pressure Association. She recently completed the London 10k run in July 2006 (Glens 40th birthday) for this purpose raising nearly £1,100.00 and has appeared in the local media. Kaths next project is to promote the BPA's annual campaign 'know your numbers week', which runs from the 11th to the 17th of September. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage the public to drop in to a local pressure station and have their blood pressure taken for free. Kath will be appearing on GMTV and in other areas of the national media to help publicise this campaign. For more information about this and other areas of the Blood Pressure Associations work, please visit

Glen was extremely happy, kind and selfless. He touched many lives in many ways and his death is a complete tragedy. He will be missed and loved by all that knew him forever.
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Tributes and Condolences
nearly 10 years   / Danielle Lewis (Niece)
Well it's been my 22nd birthday and miss you more than you will ever know! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't remember you or cherish a memory. I always hate this time of year as I know soon after my birthday it wasn't long that you passed a...  Continue >>
8 Years   / Kath Howitt (Wife)
Miss and love you always xxxxxx
Happy Birthday   / Kath Howitt (Wife)
Miss you everyday. Love you xxx
School  / Gary Nelson (School friend )
I was a school friend of glens and I was saddened to hear of his passing, a group of us used to "knock" around together, I remember being at his mum and dads house and I'm sure that was to do with bikes! I also remember the stink of his dads pipe lol...  Continue >>
7 years gone by...   / Kath Howitt (Wife)
and I still miss you as much as ever. Hope you are at peace and happy. All my love xxx
Happy 46th Birthday  / Kath Howitt (Wife)    Read >>
Happy Birthday  / Bev Lewis (Sister)    Read >>
miss you  / Kath Howitt (wife)    Read >>
Happy birthday  / Kath Howitt (wife)    Read >>
Reflections / Paul Bottomley (Friend)    Read >>
Two long years  / Kath (Wife)    Read >>
Back together  / Kath (wife)    Read >>
So Very Sorry for Your Loss  / Melissa Eiler (Visitor~Daughter of Irwin & Renee Eiler )    Read >>
The Great Pretender  / Kath Howitt (wife)    Read >>
The power of music  / Kath Howitt (wife)    Read >>
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His legacy
A truly kind and selfless man  

Many people have shared their memories of Glen with me over these past few months and all without question remember him to have been kind and selfless. It is so true, he would happily put himself out to make life a little easier for others where he could, particularly me, and I will always be grateful for that.

Glen was also for the most part, incredibley laid back and relaxed, and really enjoyed spending time with the family. Despite his passion for sport and motorbikes etc, Glen was never what you could call 'one of the lads', at least not in my opinion. He didn't go out drinking with 'the lads' unless it was a special occassion, instead he prefered to spend his time with me, even if it just meant staying in and curling up on the sofa watching a movie.

It was highly unusual to see Glen without a big smile plastered across his face, he was just so happy with what life had presented him with. He was truly my best friend and my life will never be the same again without him. One thing is for sure, and that is that the world was a better place when Glen was in it. 

Kath Howitt (Glens wife)

Glen's Photo Album
So cute as a child
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