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Obituary for Ethel Marion Haugen (Howse)

HAUGEN, Ethel Marion (Howse)
December 15, 1934 - October 3, 2022

Ethel sadly passed away at the age of 87 on Monday, October 3, 2022 at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.

Ethel was born in St. John's Newfoundland on December 15, 1934 she was the daughter of Eva and Albert Howes and their seven children. She married her beloved husband, Norman Paulson Haugen on November 23, 1954 and they shared almost 60 years together before he predeceased her in 2014. She was also predeceased by five of her siblings - Edna, Albert, Roy, Ida, Chester, her son Norman Glen and her daughter-in-law Helen.

Ethel was a dedicated homemaker and mother to their three children - Karen, Glen and Gregory. She loved to cook, crochet and play bingo. She became an active member of the Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church when she and Norman moved to Eganville. She was no longer able to attend church services after Norman passed away but she was strong in her faith and always appreciated when a Pastor would visit her at home.

Ethel was survived by two of her three children: Karen (Frank Langer) of Nanaimo, B.C. and Gregory Haugen of Pembroke, Ontario. Missed by 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and remembered by her one sibling Claude (Karen) Howse of Chatham, Ontario.

A thank you to the amazing staff at the Pembroke Heritage Manor for all the care they provided to her over the past seven years and how they made it feel like home and extended family. Also, thank you to the doctors, nurses and other staff members at the Pembroke Regional Hospital who cared for her in her last days. A final thank you to Redd Taxi Service that made my necessary trips from her home to the hospital feel like I was family.

Ethel's final care has been entrusted to Zohr Family Funeral Home, Eganville where visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 11:30am - 12:30pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Ethel. Tributes, condolences and donations may be made online at