Ronald Harvey Holoday passed away following a long battle with Cancer, in the peace of his home on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016 at the age of 79 years.
Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Tuesday evening, January 5th, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday morning, Jan. 6th, with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Pallbearers were Ron’s son and grandsons. Interment followed in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Fund, or to the Revelstoke Community Foundation in memory of Ron.
Ron was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan on January 24, 1936. He placed 2nd as a junior when he wrote his Chartered Accountant exams in the Province of Saskatchewan. He made his wise decision to come to Revelstoke in 1959 to begin a long career, and be an active member of the community. His more than active and enthusiastic life included time as a youth with Air Cadets, Goal Tender in Hockey, curling, golfing, having got 3 holes in 1, politics, having been Alderman with the City of Revelstoke, and running for the Liberal party under the leadership of Pierre Trudeau, a key member of the Knights of Columbus, and at 55 years of age began downhill skiing, tractors caught his eye, older the better. Ron is well remembered for his energetic voice at the Hockey Games, many a referee were recipient to his outspoken manner. Ron is well remembered and respected for his hard work, kindness, and family values, even at times considered stubborn, but making sure all was taken care of. He had a passion for dogs, 17 years with Ralph will always be part of Ron’s eternity.
Ron was predeceased by his son David in 1975. He leaves his loving and dedicated family, wife, Mary Lou; son Michael and spouse Ashley of Toronto, daughters, Theresa and spouse Victor of Deroche, BC, Iris and husband Gerry of McLennan, Alberta, seven grandchildren, David, Lucas, Ivan, and Jackson Holoday, Patrick and Cathy Croft, and Alicia Giesbrecht, and eight great grandchildren.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Ron’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home.