Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

8088 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON


Howard John Eric Hiscox

11 mars , 19384 décembre , 2019

Howard John Eric Hiscox, March 11, 1938-December 4, 2019 Suddenly at home, in his 82nd year, Howie passed away after a long, debilitating battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Having survived two bypass surgeries and two Melanomas, he was not one to give up easily on life. Howie is survived by his much-beloved family, Barbara, his wife of 61 years, and their four children, Steve (Elaine), Sandy (Henry), Jen (Andrew) and Kate. He is predeceased by his grandson Andy Lada, who at the age of 5 had a hole-in-one playing golf with his Grandpa. Devoted grandfather to Ashley, Lindsay, Brian, Chris, Ryan, Stephanie, Heather, Erica, Riley, Lisa and Danielle. Proud great-grandfather to Aiden, Hailey, Benjamin, Harrison, Christian, Hazel, Miarah, Isaac, Avery and baby to be in January 2020. Howard will be greatly missed by his siblings Paul (Lorraine), Diane (Bill), Peter (Janet) and cousin and very close friend Debbie. Howie had so many people that loved him, including his niece Stephanie and family, nephew Michael and family and his cousins Robert, David, and Andy. Howie graduated from the University of Toronto with his BA in Geography where he then taught at Bayview Junior High School. After several years, he made a change in his career, becoming a real estate appraiser. He later formed his own company, Howard Hiscox & Associates, specializing in the Retirement and Nursing Home Industry, which was very successful. His company was eventually taken over by Altus, and he retired in 2008. Howie was a true family man and always welcomed anyone into his life. He was a member of Thornhill Country Club for almost 50 years, active in golf until the very end. In earlier years he played for the Thornhill tennis league team, playing outside the club in summer and curling all winter. Howie was also an accomplished equestrian who rode in the open jumping division at the Royal Winter Fair for several years. He was a kind, gentle, non-judgmental man, loved and respected my friends and family alike. “Howie”, “Dad”, “Grandpa Howie”, “Grandpa”, “G-Pa”, we all love you and will miss you so very much. We promise “not to forget” to “do our best work” down here. A private family service is being held, followed by a Celebration of Life at a later date where friends will be able to come to pay their respects to Howie. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mackenzie Health Centre or the Parkinson’s Society would be greatly appreciated.



Howard John Eric Hiscox


Jahan Zeb

12 décembre , 2019

I pray, God provides Howard Hiscox (Howie)’s family more courage and strength to ease the separation of Howie. I witness every day that Howie’s values of kindness, being gentle, non-judgmental, love and respect are embodied by Jen (Andrew). I am sure Howie’s soul will be resting in peace forever.

Joey-Marg Goodier

11 décembre , 2019

Barb, condolences for your loss. Always admired and respected Howie! He was a true gentleman. You and I go back a long way as well! Both the Clark home and property along Dufferin plus good old Patterson Public! God Bless ,Howie and you Sincerely Marg & Joey Goodier

Tony McLean

11 décembre , 2019

Like many in the seniors care world, I loved and respected Howard Hiscox. Although he said he was glad to not be a geography teacher any more, he kept teaching us all. He quietly reminded us to be honest, respectful, a true gentleman and always curious ("so how does that work?", "why would you think that?"). Condolences to the family, thanks Howard.
Tony McLean

fred DiSera

10 décembre , 2019

I have known Howie since grade one, over 75 years ago. A great athlete, a great guy and a wonderful gentleman. A wise person once said "You can count the number of true friends that you make in a lifetime, on the fingers of one hand". Howie is part of my right hand. On Dec 4th, I lost a true friend, one that I will dearly miss and never forget.

RIP dear friend.

Dave D.

10 décembre , 2019

I went to Earl Haig and was a classmate of Howard. I remember him as always a gentleman.

Bill Mardimae

10 décembre , 2019

I have many fond memories of having a coffee with Howard in our Thornhill office while discussing the retirement industry. His knowledge was immense, which he gladly shared with his friendly personality. He will be missed.

Derreck Whalen

9 décembre , 2019

Condolences to Jennifer, Deb and all the family.

Carl Dell'Agnese

9 décembre , 2019

He was well respected, always a gentleman.
A teammate, as the quarter-back on our Earl Haig High School football team. He will be remembered & missed.

Fred Schleich

9 décembre , 2019

I am saddened by the loss of a true gentleman and a friend. Howard was a great support to me after I got into the retirement business, both personally and professionally.

Carolyn Patterson

9 décembre , 2019

So glad Max and I had the opportunity to meet Howard. Our sincere condolences to Barbara and all her family.