Spr Walter Joseph Holloway (Ret’d)

    • Spr Walter Joseph Holloway (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Walter Joseph Holloway (Ret’d), peacefully, at the Drumheller Hospital in Drumheller, AB on 16 October 2011 at the age of 94 years. He was a Royal Canadian Engineers veteran of WW II.

    Walter was born in the Crowsnest Pass, AB but moved with his family to Calgary, AB at an early age.  He joined the Canadian Army in 1939 and served with the 10th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers, in the 5th Armoured Division in Italy, France, Holland and Germany.  While stationed in Holland at the end of the war, he was a member of the 2nd Division Soccer Champs. After demobilisation, he returned to his upholstery trade in Trail, BC before moving to work in Calgary where he spent many years as a member of the grounds-keeping staff at the Calgary Golf and Country Club. Walter was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 in Calgary.

    A Legion Service will be held at the Calgary #1 Branch, 116 - 7 Avenue S.E. at 11:00 AM on 29 October followed by an interment at the Burnside Cemetery at 2:00 PM.  Donations may be made to one’s local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.  {gdMar2017dc} [zpi, zsp]