Expedite Howard

Reg. #140
Name: Expedite Joseph Howard
Date of Birth: May 26, 1921
Location at Birth: Daniel's Cove, Newfoundland
Status: Deceased
Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2011
Location at Passing:


Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2011, Expedite Joseph Howard at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing at the age of 89 years. He was a former member of the Newfoundland Ranger Force and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Leaving to mourn his wife Alicia and one son, Dan (Barb) of Stephenville; three daughters: Linda (Roger) Holdright of Orleans, Ontario, Leona (Albert) LeGrow of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Darlene (Terry) Hawco of Stephenville; five grandchildren: Danielle Nettleton, Jason Holdright, Kim Maskel, Shelley Levy and Brandi Muldoon; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Ann Lawlor of St. John's and a large circle of relatives and friends. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.

Ranger Force Career

Regimental Number: 140
Date Enlisted: Jul 2, 1943
Date Discharged: Jul 31, 1950
Length of Service: 7 years 1 month

Posting History

Detachment Start Date End Date
Kilbride Headquarters Jul 2, 1943 Sep 23, 1943
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Detachment Sep 24, 1943 Dec 1944
Stephenville Crossing Detachment Dec 1944
Hermitage Detachment Sep 1, 1946
St. George’s Detachment Apr 1, 1948
Port au Port Detachment Aug 31, 1946 Mar 31, 1948

Rank History

Rank Start Y-M-D End Y-M-D
Ranger 3rd Class 1943 Jul 2 1944 May 31
Ranger 2nd Class 1944 Jun 1 1946 Mar 31
Ranger 1st Class 1946 Apr 1 1950 Jul 31

Beyond the Ranger Force

Occupation History

Teacher, Fleur de Lys
RCMP post-Ranger Force
Motor Vehicle Registration, Newfoundland and Labrador

From the Library

Attitude of Residents towards Forms of Government, Port au Port, 1947-12-31
Author Howard, E.
Date Published Dec 31, 1947
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, GN 38/S2-5-2/Folder 36 Port aux Basques
Newfoundland Rangers Arthur Morris [left] (Regt. #77) and Expedite Howard [right] (Regt. #140) Goose Bay detachment building
Date Published 194-
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 612, Series VA 126-128 VA 127-41.2