BAILEYVILLE – Katrine E. Howland, 78, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. Katrine was born June 16, 1935, in McAdam, NB, daughter of the late Hartley and Abbie (McLaughlin) Sutherland.
After graduating from McAdam High School, she married George Eales, whom predeceased her in 1961. In 1966, she married John Howland. Together they moved to Baileyville and she became a licensed substance abuse counselor for Calais Regional Hospital. Katrine was instrumental in implementing the substance abuse program at the hospital. She was an avid curler and was a member of the McAdam Curling Club. Her team was the only ladies league that curled an eight-ender at the Sir James Dunn Arena in St. Andrews. Katrine was also a member of the McAdam Bowling Club, Ladies Auxiliary, and the Spednic Club in Baileyville. She enjoyed playing bingo, pool, darts, puzzles, knitting, birds, and flowers.
In addition to her parents, Katrine was predeceased by her first husband, George; her second husband, John; two sisters, Thelma Stannix, and Elva Dickerson; and three brothers, Roland, Otty, and Peter Sutherland. Surviving are her four children, Lynn Milburn of Calais, Jon Eales of Baileyville, Kathi Eales of Baileyville, and Shawn Howland and wife, Lisa, of Baileyville; seven grandchildren, Missy Campbell and husband, Bryan, of Baileyville, Michael Milburn and wife, Aleisha, of Calais, Meaghan Eales and fiancé, Patrick Greenbaugh, of Plainville, Conn., Falon Eales of Baileyville, Dillon Eales of Calais, Andrew Howland of Baileyville, and Ian Howland of Baileyville; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Campbell and fiancée, Jan Cilley, of Princeton, Mackenzie Campbell of Baileyville, and Khloe Milburn of Calais; three sisters, Faye Clark and husband, Ike, of Nova Scotia, Hazel Hagel and husband, August, of Ontario, and Treba Humbey of Ontario; many nieces and nephews; two dear friends, Barbara and Eileen; and her feline companion, Miss Kitty.
Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Woodland Cemetery, Ryan Road, Baileyville. A memorial service will also be held at Rockland Cemetery in McAdam, NB, at a later date. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.