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It is with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of Howard Ratcliff at the age of 94. We are sad for our loss of a friend, father, grandfather and mentor but happy that Howard is now at home in heaven with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Howard was born November 15, 1920 to Robert & Della Ratcliff at the family homestead located at 3993 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville, Ontario.

Howard was a well respected business man, church leader, supporter of missions and youth programs within the community.

Howard worked at, and then owned and operated Century Mill Lumber for over 75 years. Century Mill (formerly Ratcliff Industrial Lumber) has been a family run operation in the same location since 1851. Howard also partnered with his 3 nephews to start Ratcliff Lumber in the 1960’s.

Howard retired November 16, 2010 at the age of 90.

Visitation will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home (8911 Woodbine Ave. Markham, ON) Wednesday October 7th from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday October 8th at 1:30pm at Springvale Church (3885 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville Rd& Kennedy). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following missions; Good Seed Canada or Emmanuel International. Online condolences may be made at