John George Holowaty

February 25, 1924November 1, 2012

John George Holowaty born February, 25 1924 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2012 in Surrey, BC. Leaving to mourn is his wife Mary, daughter Caroline (Lothar) Breitschuh, son Randy (Lisa) Holowaty,daughter Shelly (Ted) Hall; grandchildren Christopher, Darren, Barry, Steffen, Carsten, Clint, Derek, Kayla, Brett, Cassandra, Danny, Robert, Natasha, Jonathon and great grandchildren. Also brother Nick Holowaty and sister Anne Melnyk and many nieces and nephews, relatives and good friends. Predeceased by son Lonnie. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his luck with cards and the sparkle in his eye as he joked with friends and family. He touched many peoples lives especially his grandchildren who fondly remembered him as “Gido”. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and a service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 8 at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC.


  • Prayer Service Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  • Service of Remembrance Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Bryan Holowaty

November 9, 2012

Sad to see loss of loved ones. Sorry for your loss. Wondering if this family is related to a Nick Holowaty also born in Foam Lake but not brother of this John. Nick moved to Surrey B.C. and married Gladys Cunningham.

Ashley and Cash Gilchrist

November 8, 2012

Our condolences in this time of grief and hope you all take with you your great memories of an amazing man throughout your days. Wish I could be there but we are in spirit! Love always

Gloria & Michael Olynyk

November 8, 2012

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.

Cameron Friesen

November 7, 2012

I was sadden to read about the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Psalms 121
Cameron Friesen

Bud Huzyk

November 7, 2012

May your many special memories of John (Gido) be a comfort to you all at this difficult time. I will always remember him as a quiet, gentleman whose family was very special to him.

Denise Stone

November 7, 2012

Bob & I are sorry to hear about your loss of John. We have fond memories, especially our trip to the Panama. He was a joy to spend time with. Our heartfelt condolences. Love to you all, Bob & Denise Stone

Barb Trainer

November 6, 2012

Condolences to the whole family. He was a good, kind man. I remember his laughter as he drove Shelly and me (as teenagers) around the lower mainland in his old Edsel. Even after long days at work, he was willing to drive and pick us up, he never complained. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all, Barb and Willy Trainer

November 6, 2012

He had a great laugh and was not afraid to share it with all. He lived life well and will be missed. Our condolences to all the family.

Claude and Carrie

Garry Holowaty

November 5, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Chris Sutton

November 5, 2012

Condolences to the Holowaty family from the Sutton family.Sorry for your loss.We are thinking of you.