On 24th July, 2023 of Port Fairy.

Much loved husband of Eileen.

Much loved father of Donna.

Adored pop of Brett and Rey, and Joel.

Great poppy of Jack.

Loved big brother to ‘little blister’ Marilyn and Kevin

and little bro Lawson and Janine (dec).

Aged 76 years

You will be missed ‘Sir Dad’

It was Howard’s wish for a private funeral.

Funeral Notice



  1. We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Howard. Howard worked with my Dad, Graham Martin, on the Jennifer II in Port Fairy in the 80s. We remember him as a gentle soul and an all round good bloke. Sending you our most sincere condolences and best wishes.
    With love, Graham, Peter & Rachael Martin.

    Peter Martin (Son of Graham) August 27, 2023
  2. Condolences to Eileen and family on the passing of Howard
    Kevin Spencer

    Kevin spencer July 29, 2023
  3. Sending our condolences to Eileen and family.
    Warmest hugs Barbara Bubb and family 🙏

    Deb Barton July 29, 2023
  4. Deepest Sympathy to Eileen, Donna, Brett & family.
    The close knit family has lost an important member rest easy Howard.
    Elaine & Rod xx

    Elaine Gaut July 29, 2023
  5. Eileen,Donna and extended family, sorry to hear that Howard has passed. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Maree Hallinan July 29, 2023
  6. To Eileen and family with our deepest sympathy on the loss of Howard
    Jan & Brian Willey

    Janice Willey July 29, 2023
  7. My deepest sympathies to the Willoughby family. Thinking of you Donna at this difficult time.

    Lynda Graham (Willey)

    Lynda Graham July 29, 2023
  8. To my dear friend Eileen I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Howard All our love to you and Donna and your family RIP Howard
    Donna and James xxx

    Donna smith July 29, 2023
  9. You’ll never be forgotten Howie – a life well lived by a man with endless admirable qualities. I am fortunate and proud to have you as my uncle and am thankful for all the wonderful times and lasting memories you have gifted me. Eternal rest mate.

    Jason Finn July 28, 2023
  10. You lived a simple life and always showed your happiness.
    You never missed our special days, and made us laugh from your wittiness.
    We have lost a true gentleman and an all round great mate. RIP Howie, We’re gunna miss you mate

    Mat Finn July 28, 2023
  11. A wonderful man who gave his all for his family, for his friends, and for his community.
    The world needs more people like you, pop.
    It was an honour to have known you and to have loved you.
    We will keep making you proud. We will look out for eachother as you would have wanted, and we will never forget you.

    May you rest peacefully, our beloved Pop.

    Joel Willoughby July 27, 2023
  12. Thank you for all the adventures we had together. From all the Friday nights at the pub drinking rums, painting my bike, fishing and boat adventures and all the adventures In the shed. I’m going to miss you my friend and am heartbroken you’re gone. But now at peace. RIP Howie

    Allison wilson July 27, 2023
  13. I am no longer anyone’s little blister but am so proud that I was yours. Still raw with hurt just now but comforted that your struggles are at an end. Together as a close and loving family we will cherish our life and memories. Love you to the moon & back 🥰

    Marilyn Finn July 25, 2023
  14. My mentor and best mate, will live forever in my heart. I’m going to miss you real bad mate.

    Lawson Willoughby July 25, 2023