January 30, 2022
It is with great fondness that we remember Charles “Chuck” Holloway who passed away January 30, 2022 at the age of 89.
Chuck was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1932 to Ernest and Louise.
He was predeceased by his wife Kay and survived by his daughter Kandice, her husband Wayne, his son Cameron and his wife Tanya, stepdaughters Darlene, Bernice and her husband Dave, Susan and her husband Ken and stepson Jim and his wife Kris and a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Chuck was an only child and heavily involved in Hamilton’s youth tennis program and Army cadets as a teenager. He moved out west as a young man and worked as a financing agent for a number of companies including General Motors.
He opened his own hobby store in Coquitlam where he met and later married his wife Kay. Chuck was heavily involved with the Coquitlam Optimist Club and Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce. His involvement with the Coquitlam Chamber led to his employment with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and he moved his family to Edmonton and then Montreal before becoming General Manager of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce.
In 1985 Chuck was hired to coordinate the year long Centennial celebrations for the City of Lethbridge.
Events would lead Chuck to take a position as General Manager of the Klondike Visitors Association in Dawson City, Yukon. He was responsible for overseeing the Visitor Centre, Robert Service Interpretive Centre, Gaslight Follies and Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, at the time, the only licensed casino in Canada.
Although the family moved to the Yukon with some trepidation, we all later agreed those were some of the best times of our lives. We know Chuck was particularly fond of his time in the Yukon, the people he worked with and the pride and support everyone had for the community was something he often spoke about. If the winters weren’t so cold, I am not sure he and Kay wouldn’t have stayed.
Dad, we love you and we will miss you.
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