Howg, Thelma Colleen

Developed her passion for painting  creating many beautiful works of art

Thelma Colleen Howg was born in the Coronation Hospital on February 12, 1934, and was the youngest of Arthur and Inez Howg’s six children.
She was raised on the family farm east of Brownfield and attended the Aberdovey School.
Thelma shared many memories with us of growing up with her brothers Harold, Doug, Bill, Gyles and sister Pearl. Some of her fondest memories were their experiences getting to and from school and skating and playing hockey on the nearby pond.
At the age of nine her dad bought her a horse of her own.  She called him Prince and together they spent many hours exploring the land around the farm.
She met another Prince on May 24, 1949 at a ball tournament dance at Silver Heights.  Edward James Bullick became the love of her life and they were married in the Coronation United Church on December 31, 1950.  The following year, Douglas, the first of eight children was born in September 1951 and Brenda arrived in November 1954.
They moved from Veteran to the farm at SW 29-36-9-W4 (nine miles east of Coronation) in 1955 and Robert was born in March 1956, Wendy in August 1957, Stuart in January 1959, Bradley in June 1960, Sandra in December 1962 and Trevor in September 1966. We all lived, laughed, loved and laboured and the kids grew.
Thelma had many hobbies including sewing, painting, gardening, quilting, cooking, baking and canning. She received her first sewing machine in 1953 and was known by many as a very skilled seamstress.
Later in life, after the children had grown, Thelma developed her passion for painting and she created many beautiful works of art that are admired and treasured by her family. Thelma was involved in the UCW and Sunshine Club and always cherished the friendships she had with fellow members.
Ted sold the farm in 1975 and moved the family to their new home on Imperial Avenue. Ted later built another home one block away on Alexander Avenue and moved the family there in 1980.
Thelma opened Coronation Sew & Save in 1982 and owned and operated the store until 1988 when she sold the business. That same year Ted sold E.J. Bullick Construction to his son Robert and nephew Greg Waltham.
After retiring they enjoyed travelling to places such as the Yukon, Alaska, Hawaii, Honduras, Ireland and they toured/camped in many places throughout Canada and the United States. They also spent two winters in Osoyoos in 1994 and 1995.
In 2013 Ted and Thelma moved to 5230 Imperial Lane, Coronation.
Thelma Colleen Bullick passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at the Coronation Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Thelma is survived by her sister Pearl Lowis of Red Deer and brother Gyles Howg of Honduras, her loving husband Ted, son Doug (Judy) Bullick, grandson Jarred (Leia) Bullick, granddaughter Kylie (Scott) Bartman, daughter Brenda Bullick (Alden Schlosser), grandson Michael (Crystal) Twa, granddaughter Michelle (Rod) Ball, grandson Tyler Bullick (Michelle), son Rob (Laurie), grandson Dylan (Sue) Bullick, granddaughter Robin (Derek) Cole, daughter Wendy (Gerben) de Graad, granddaughter Carolyn (Ryan) Petkovich, grandson Casey Donkervoort, granddaughter Theah Donkervoort, son Riun (Stuart) Ashlie, son Bradley (Jody) Bullick, granddaughters Sheila Bullick and Meisha Bullick, daughter Sandra Cairns, grandson Tanner (Chelsea) Cairns, granddaughter Ruby (Tyler) Rae, grandson Harley Cairns, grandson Virgil Cairns, grandson Clayton Cairns, granddaughter Maria Cairns, grandson Issac Cairns and son Trevor (Rhonda) Bullick, grandson Reed Chasse, granddaughter Sienna Bullick, grandson Karson Bullick, grandson Dreighton Lischewski as well as 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Thelma is predeceased by her brother Bill of Coronation, Harold of Burnaby, BC, Doug of Cranbrook, BC, her father Arthur Howg, her mother Inez Thomas and grandson Tyson Bullick.
A celebration of life was be held at the Trinity United Church, Coronation, AB, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at 3 pm with the Rev. Evelyn Rigby of the Trinity United Church officiating.  The eulogy and special memories were shared by sons, Doug and Riun, as well Riun shared a prayer and a poem he had written.
Congregational hymns were “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, “In the Garden” “In the Bulb There is a Flower” and “Silent Night”  accompanied by pianist, Barbie Evans and organist, Margaret Evans.
Honourary pallbearers were Thelma’s siblings, Pearl Lowis and Gyles Howg as well as In Loving Memory of Art, Doug and Bill Howg; Urn Bearer was Rob Bullick.
The family interment took place at the Coronation Cemetery at 2 pm. Following the service family and friends gathered at the Golden Age Drop In Centre for a time of visiting and reminiscing. A lovely lunch was prepared and served by the Trinity United Church Family.
As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Thelma, memorial contributions may be made to the Coronation Hospital Foundation, Specify: Home Away From Home Room or to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund in care of Coronation Funeral Home P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta TOC 1CO;  Heather Caseley has been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928 Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting our website at

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