Howard Sikma

Howard James Sikma

1970 - 2023

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Obituary of Howard James Sikma

Howard James Sikma


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our much loved Howard James Sikma


Much loved husband of Kennedy.  Loving dad of Connor (Madison), Brent (Elora) and Kailynn and step-dad of Nigel, Logan, London and Ethan.  Cherished grampa of Emery & Brooks.  Dear brother of George (Jane), Julia (Rick), Yoland (Mitch), Tim (Joanne), Grace (Jim) and Joyce (Andy).  He was predeceased by his parents Peter & Jane Sikma.  He will be lovingly remembered by his cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.


Howard lived his life to the absolute fullest.  He worked hard to play hard – the motto – you only live once!


He had a fierce love for his children, Connor, Brent and Kailynn, they were his pride and joy.  Being able to farm with them was and is his greatest accomplishment.  Becoming a grampa to his Emery and Brooks were the highlight of his days.


Howard was a passionate Holstein breeder achieving the top accolade status of Master Breeder from Holstein Canada.  He exhibited numerous Grand Champion cows at the county show.  Brent and Connor continued that this year with bringing home Grand Champion 2023.


A Leafs fan through and through.  His friends, his teammates, his farm family & community ~ He valued all of you.


The love of his life, his soulmate, his best friend Kennedy.  His love for her was unparalleled.  He loved her more than the world itself and made sure to show her and tell her everyday.  He spent his last day with Kennedy enjoying their favourite places in Picton, they danced to their wedding song, he asked her if she loved the farm life and being his wife – the simple answer: Yes!


Visitation will be held at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville on Wednesday October 18th from 6 – 8 pm.  Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 2805 Highway 2 Bowmanville on Thursday October 19th at 11 am.  Interment Bond Head Cemetery.  Memorial Donations may be made to Durham East 4H or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.


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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home
53 Division St.
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
(905) 623-5668

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Maranatha Christian Reformed Church
2805 Highway 2
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada