Friday, April 2, 2010

OBITUARY - EX-REGINA - HOLT, LINDSAY ELGIN

HOLT, LINDSAY ELGIN

Published: 2002-04-19

HOLT, JULES (nee Todoruk) and (Wife) - HOLT, LINDSAY ELGIN (Husband) - passed away peacefully in Burnaby General Hospital within five days of each other, Jules on April 6, 2002, Lindsay on April 11, both 85 years old.

Jules was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Lindsay in Govan, Saskatchewan. Survived by nieces Ruby Fitzgerald (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia), Doreen Duke (Victoria British Columbia), Diane Holt (South Slocan, British Columbia), nephews Barney McGhee (Kelowna, British Columbia), Bob Thompson (Regina, Saskatchewan), Pat McGhee (Port Stanley, Ontario); their children and grandchildren. Dearly loved by great-niece, Lindsay Alford (Holt-Outram).

Lindsay served overseas with great distinction in the Canadian Army during World War II. He was involved with the Regina Pats hockey team, first as a player (1933-34), then on it's executive for many years. In the 30's, he played junior football with the Regina Dales, before moving to the Regina Roughriders (1937-40, 45-46). He was the first head coach of the Saskatoon Hilltops Football Team. In addition to coaching them for three years in the 40's and 50's, he was a loyal supporter of the club in the years that followed. In the 70's he served on the executive of the Winnipeg Football Club (Blue Bombers).

A long career at Eaton's led to his position of divisional contract sales manager in Winnipeg. Lindsay and Jules pursued their passion of walking, running and hiking with great energy, beginning with the Manitoba Hiking Hearts in 1968, and continuing in the mountains of British Columbia, Kokanee Glacier Park and the Valhallas held a very special place in their hearts. By 1999 (age 83), they had logged 84,057 miles. By their request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 301-352 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H8. WALKEY & COMPANY FUNERAL DIRECTORS 1-604-738-0006