Donald Holdaway

A photo of Donald Holdaway


September 2, 2017
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Don Holdaway, much loved husband of Peg (Butler) Holdaway passed away on Thursday August 31, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Don is the proud father of Lynn & Dexter Reed, Luann & Carl Phair, Susan Holdaway, Bonnie & Rick Crawford and Rod & Diane Butler. He will be missed by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Don was one of 7 children born to Raymond and Margaret (Galloway) Holdaway. He is survived by his sisters Barbara McMillan, Marjorie & Murray Roe and Jean (Sparks) Crackel. He was predeceased by Ken & Joan Holdaway, Keith & Jean Holdaway, Doug & Florine Holdaway, Jack Sparks and Ken Crackel.

Friends will remember Don as one of the owners of Holdaway Roofing.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A private family service conducted by Rev. Bill Terris will be held on Sunday. Cremation will follow with a private family interment at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Don with a memorial donation are asked to consider Kenesserie Camp, the Word of Life Food Bank or Pet and Wildlife Rescue.


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Our deepest sympathy to the Holdaway families!C

Peggy and family. Condolences on the loss of Donny. Our family has you in our thoughts and prayers... Patti

Dear Lynn and family: Please know that we are thinking of you at this time. Sincere condolences, Terry & Mary Ann.

My father had many good memories and times spent with Don and his brothers and father Ray. I also have many memories of conversations with Don. Bob Burke

We are so so sorry for your loss. We know that Don will live on in your hearts forever! Steven and Leanne Crawford

Lynn, Luann, Susan, & Bonnie Treasure all the wonderful memories you have of your dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Lezlie Fenton Graham

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We are so sad at the loss of our great friend. We have enjoyed his company for the past twenty years. Every day a big smile and a new laugh. He will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

Our condolences to your whole family.Remember are the good times and hold them dearly in your hearts. Jacquie & Phil Johnson

My father spent a great deal of his life working with Don and Holdaway Roofing. He will be remembered as a caring, generous and compassionate man. Our thoughts are with you. Joe and Shari De Maeyer

Lynn, Luann, Susan, & Bonnie, My sincere sympathies to you all. It certainly must be a trying time for everyone. I remember from my youth Uncle Donny being a kind soul, with a heart of gold. He was a truly a good person. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

My prayers and thoughts are with the Holdaway family.

What fun times we shared with your parents in their Sertoma Erieau days and how he helped us out, by hiring Ted in the summer, to help roof. We shared a few laughs with both your parents last year, while sitting, waiting, at the hospital. Cherish all the special times you have had with your gentle giant! Thinking of you all. Sincerely, Ted and Brenda.

My prayers go out to all of you on the loss of your loved one. May God comfort each on of you and be with you in your time of sorrow.

Thoughts and prayers to the Holdaway Family. May your many fond memories and each other help you thru this sad time.

Holdaway Family, Sincere condolences to the family at this time. May the many happy memories you shared with your father bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter and Linda Hebblethwaite

Lyn, Lu.Sue,Bon and Rod. Your dad was a pillar of the the Blenheim community for many a years! His life was full of joy of all of you kids and grandkids not to mention his wonderful years with your mom Peggy. May your memories live on with all of you forever....that's what memories are made cherish! I love you all!

Prayers for all at this time. We were very fortunate to know Don when our daughter married his grandson Denver. He was such a friendly easy to talk to man. This is shown through his family that I know. So sorry for your loss.

To all the family please accept our condolences on passing of Don. I had some great conversations with him at the Village in Ridgetown, when we visited my mother in law. May he Rest in Peace

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will be thinking of youse and sending big hugs.

Our thoughts,prayers and deepest sympathy are with you . May your cherished memories of your father along with the support of family and friends help you and your family through this difficult time! God bless xo

My sincerest sympathies to the family for your great loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

You will always live in our hearts and memories forever. You were truly a kind hearted man and a rare breed. I feel so deeply sorry for all the hearts that morn you and will miss you forever

So sorry to hear of Don's passing worked with Don for many years

so sorry for your loss

Deepest sympathy to everyone at this difficutlt time

Lynn, Lu, Sue, Bon, Rod & families So very sorry for your great loss - hugs, thoughts and prayers are being sent to all. I grew up with your family and have many, many great memories with each and everyone of you - too many to mention. And of course with Uncle Don & Aunt Peg as well - I will always cherish the nickname he gave me when I was a little girl - Goosey and to this day there are a lot of people who still call me that. I am very grateful I had a chance to have a little visit with your dad on Tuesday night - he still had his sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. Love you all. Tammy

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Terry and I have spent many a Saturday night at the Legion with your parents. He always made me laugh. He so enjoyed life. Ultimately he has left his mark in this world. I am so pleased to have known him. RIP Don.