Hi Everyone - I am sad to announce that Anne Howden passed away earlier this month.  See:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=anne-howden&pid=181444309

The news was circulated widely but I just wanted to make sure that international friends and colleagues of the Howdens were aware.  She will be missed!

Sincerely,
Andrew