It is with great love and deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Louis Holten in Calgary on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the age of 91 years.
Louis was a proud veteran, who joined in Winnipeg, MB in 1935, served overseas in World War II with the PPCLI in the Italian campaign and retired from military service in 1960. Throughout his colourful military career, Lou served with the first, second and depot battalions of the PPCLI. Lou loved to work; he managed a bar, worked as a Commissionaire, worked as a chef at the Ranchman’s Club, Mewata Armouries, the Highlander Hotel and at his beloved James Fowler and Central Memorial High Schools. He could not stop working even in his golden years and Lou always remained as independent as he could be at home doing the cooking, tending to his garden and maintaining his home, until ten days before his passing. Lou was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Calgary Academy of Chefs.
Lou leaves behind a son and daughter-in-law David and Glenys Holten; a loving daughter Patricia; two grandchildren, Shawn (Lindsey) of Ontario and Christa; brother-in-law Bill McLean of Sarnia, ON; and two nieces, Linda Heuther and Janice Beaulac, both of Bright’s Grove, ON. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Eileen in 1999 after sixty years of marriage; his brother Walter in 2002; and by his sister-in-law Kathleen McLean in 2002.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, July 16, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A Celebration of Lou’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Field of Honour at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Louis Holten, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences