Reginald Eric Holloway C.M.G.
22 June, 1932 – 2 March, 2021
Sadly, our family have to announce the death on March 2nd, 2021, of Reg Holloway, C.M.G., former British Consul General in Ontario, husband of Anna for 62 years, loving father of Belinda (Peter), grandfather of Leigh (David), Caitlin (Richard), and Alex (Riley), great grandfather to Charlotte, Christopher, and Thomas, and brother of Arthur (Vicky) in England. He was 88 years old.
Reg left school at fourteen in Brighton, England, for a six-year apprenticeship in journalism, with a break of two years in the Royal Air Force. He returned to journalism in the UK, and then travelled to Nairobi, East Africa, to work on the East African Standard. It was while there that he and his wife were married. Later he was transferred to Dar es Salaam where he worked for the Tanganyika government training local information officers. In 1962 Reg changed careers and joined the British Foreign Service. Over the next thirty years he served in many parts of the world. First to Guyana, then Malta, and then as Charge d’Affaires to the kingdom of Nepal. From a posting back in London, Reg spent two years as a Diplomatic Service Inspector, traveling and assessing the efficiency of British embassies throughout the world. He came to Toronto in the early 80s as Consul General to this Province, and it was whilst serving in Toronto that he was honored by the Queen as Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. His following posting was as Senior British Trade Commissioner to the then colony of Hong Kong, and also as Consul General to the then Portuguese territory of Macau. From there, his final posting was to become British Consul General in Southern California. Centered in Los Angeles, he also looked after British interests in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, as well as the American Pacific islands, including Hawaii and Guam.
Upon retirement in 1992, Reg and Anna came back to Ontario and they became Canadians. During the five years they lived in Toronto, Reg was chairman of the Canadian Urban Institute. Reg and Anna then bought Harmony Farm in Burnt River, and planted two thousand trees. Twelve years later they moved to Mountain Lake, and it was there that Reg wrote his book “The Evolution and Demise of the Large Format Press Camera”. Old cameras had long been an interest of his and Reg had put together an historical collection of old press cameras. He was also a long time member of the Photographic Historical Society of Canada. Over the years Reg learned to garden and, together with Anna, the two created gardens wherever they were. He will be greatly missed.
In keeping with Reg’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
- Charity of Choice
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Reginald Eric Holloway C.M.G.
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6 March 2021
My sincere sympathy to Anna..
With fond memories of times together on Mountain lake!