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HOLLOWAY, Audrey May (nee Blizard)

October 17, 1936 – Acton, England
April 5, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Audrey Holloway, beloved wife of Cliff Holloway, mother of Wayne, Paul and Lynda of Calgary, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

Audrey was born and raised in Acton, London, England where she met Cliff in 1948, both at the age of twelve, and started an inseparable relationship throughout the next 70 years of Audrey’s life. They were married October 27, 1957 in Acton at the age of twenty one and immigrated to Canada just one week later.

Cliff’s career moved the family several times in Ontario, BC, and finally settling in Calgary in 1982. Audrey did not share Cliff’s pioneer spirit but supported him in her typical unselfish way. Soon after arriving in Calgary she was employed in the Field Engineering Department of National Cash Register (NCR) where she earned the respect of all the staff for her dedication to her work until she retired in 1994.
She loved having her married children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren living close by. Audrey also loved to cruise. Her favorite one was on a seven day Caribbean Disney cruise with her extended family of then thirteen.

In her earlier life Audrey loved to go ballroom dancing. Her favorite sport was soccer which she shared with Cliff since they were 12 years old. They joined the Shawnessy YMCA when it opened in 2002. Audrey immediately became a friend to many of the ladies in the afternoon aquasize classes.  Audrey had an unreserved love for all of her family and friends. Despite having several critical illnesses later in life, she retained her compassion for all those she considered less fortunate than herself.  Audrey’s passing leaves a void in all those who were fortunate enough to be part of her life.

Besides her loving husband Cliff, Audrey is survived by her son, Wayne; her son, Paul and his wife Michele, her daughter Lynda Kisil; her grandchildren Peter, Jordan, Jessica, Matthew, Kassidy, and Kristen; her great-grandchildren Emma an Sophia.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Audrey Holloway, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy’s to you and your family.

    From the Alberta MDC Staff, Annelies, Fraser and Mark

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  2. Dear Cliff and family:
    We are so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. Our sincere condolences.
    We enjoyed many years of fun, laughter, aqua size and coffee at “Timmy’s”. She had the most delightful laugh. We treasure these great memories.
    We loved her and we will miss her.
    Bob & Pat

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  3. Henry and Anne Pal

    We were so saddened to hear of Audrey’s passing
    and want to convey our sincere condolence to the
    family, for we knew her, Cliff and children in Ontario
    already back in the 60’s.

    Love Henry and Anne,
    The Pal’s.

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  4. Gloria and Pete Robison

    So sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing, our memories will always be with us.
    We always enjoyed getting together for coffee after the aqua size classes and solving the world’s problems.
    Our condolences to you and your family.
    Gloria and Pete.

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  5. Frank and Ieta Derksen

    Dear Cliff and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear about Audrey’s passing. We will always remember the fun times at the Shawnessy Y and get togethers at Tim.
    Our condolences to you and your family.
    Ieta and Frank Derksen

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  6. Dear Cliff and Family,
    I’m very sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing, I will miss her very much, she was a very compassionate person with a good sense of humour. We meet at aqua fitness at the Shawnessey YMCA. She always had a smile and a joke to make me laugh. She was one of those people who touched my life very much and I will always remember her kindness. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Carolyn Kutney

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