February 15, 2011
After a brief illness, Howard Herman Stensson passed away in his sleep on Jan. 16, at the age of 98.

Born in 1912 in Hitchin-Herts, England, Stensson died in Oakville, on Jan. 16, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Maurine Camille Nethercott, by brothers Vilhelm (Bill), Frederick, Christian and sister Betty.

Howard Stensson is survived by his children Bill (Jennifer Macnaughton), Gay (Mike Haddon), and Janice (Allan Fozard). Loving grandfather to Erik, Anna, Jane and Brita Stensson; Brooke and Matthew Haddon; Christopher, Andrea and Sally Fozard; and Danica Jeffery. Uncle to Laurie Pallett, Karen and Karl Stensson.

He immigrated to Oakville (Sheridan) with family in 1914, graduating from the Ontario Agricultural College (University of Toronto) in 1936. He taught science at Norwich District High School for 24 years, re-joining the family business, Sheridan Nurseries, in 1964. He served as president there from 1972 until his retirement at the age of 80 in 1993.

Stensson is fondly remembered by Maple Grove United Church, the Maple Grove Probus Club, his book club, and his Maple Grove Tim Hortons coffee cronies. Poppa was a life-long educator and student. His sense of adventure led him and his best friend Alex Murphy to swim in all the Great Lakes in one day.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at Maple Grove United Church in Oakville, on Sat., Jan. 22.