Born 13th July 1916 - Died


John with Blockmill, near Stewarton, Ayrshire in the distance.


The son of William Howden, he was born 13th July 1916. He married Marion Aird Vallance, born 8th August 1919. They have children:

1 Marion Vallance, born 14th October 1940. She married William MacMillan.
2 William Sinclair, born 28th December 1942.
3 Agnes Sinclair, born 8th December 1944. She married Kenneth Walther Jacob.
4 Doreen Jean, born 30th November 1958.

John was a wonderful man, for whom I had the greatest respect. He is missed by many. He was a fanatical gardener in his spare time and won many prizes for the skills he displayed in this respect. Not a plant would be out of place, nor an unwelcome weed given space to thrive. He was for many years a special constable and a highly respected elder of the kirk at Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland.