February 14, 1918 – September 30, 2011
Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our hearts.
Enid passed away peacefully on September 30, 2011 at Bow View Manor with her grandson, David, at her side.
The youngest of 10 children, Enid was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on February 14, 1918 to Walter and Jane Joyce.
As a young woman she was an active member of the Cameron Memorial Baptist Church in Regina, and was particularly proud of singing in the church choir. While working at the Royal Bank in Regina, Enid met Charlie Holbrow, and they married in 1947. Together they raised a family and Enid worked diligently to create a happy and loving home. She was a fabulous cook, a prolific gardener and she always sang while she worked. Taking care of her family was her highest priority and she was happiest spending time with and baking thousands of cookies for her children and grandchildren.
Enid moved from Regina to Calgary in 2003. Her loving heart, kind spirit, generosity, and wonderful sense of humour were qualities she shared with those around her throughout her entire life.
Enid is predeceased by her husband Charles in 1992; as well as her six brothers, Walter, Frank, Arthur, Wilfred, Leonard, and Frederick Joyce; and her three sisters, Emily Bromby, Dorothy Jones and Ethel Joyce
She is survived by her son Bill (Barbara Dobie) of Calgary and her daughter Charlene (Rick) in Regina as well as 5 grandchildren, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.
Enid’s family is very grateful to Dr. Mark Joyce for his compassion and thoughtfulness, and to the amazing staff at Bow View Manor for their capable and loving care. Enid was blessed with wonderful caregivers. Jenifer Walker, Shirley Hartman and Marilyn Eckstrom made a difference in Enid’s life. A very special thanks goes to Enid’s friend Virginia Pettigrew for her gentle, warm and heartfelt care.
A private family celebration of Enid’s life will take place in Regina.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Canada, 1-800-616-8816.
In living memory of Enid Holbrow a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences