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HOLOWATY, Donald Michael

September 12, 1947 — November 15, 2020

It is with deep regrets that we announce the passing of Don Holowaty on November 15, 2020 in the Kelowna General Hospital.

Don is survived by his partner Ronnie Saxby; sister Merle (Ron) Hicks; twin brother Ray and brother Dale (Joanne); nieces and nephews Mark Holowaty, Heather (Sean) Noe, Steven (Morgan), Sarah (Spencer) and Michael Holowaty. Don was predeceased by his parents Metro and Meroslawa Holowaty.

Don was born in 1947 in Foam Lake, SK. Don was raised on our farm. In 1960 our family moved to Foam Lake. After Don’s high school graduation, he continued his education in Regina and in Saskatoon. Don earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and later his Certified Management Accounting Certificate.

Don’s employment took him to many Saskatchewan towns, including Unity, Lanigan, Swift Current, and Saskatoon. Don’s last employment prior to his retirement was in Swift Current as a PST auditor for the province of Saskatchewan. Various interests included playing musical instruments, singing, and going to live concerts and live theatre; most sports on TV were enjoyed.

Don and Ronnie’s home was always open to family and their many friends.

Don wished to be cremated. His final resting place will be in Foam Lake with his parents. If you are considering a memorial donation, please include the SPCA on your list.

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  • Steven & Phyllis Holowaty says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. We ask that God gives the family the strength to deal with their loss.

  • Leo Gauthier says:

    Ron & Merle, Dale & Joanne, Ray, Ronnie and families
    Lots of good memories of my dear old friend Don and he’ll not soon be forgotten. I’m sure he’s sharing a martini with Loyola somewhere. Thinking of you all for sure during this time.

    • Loreen (Melnechenko) Holowaychuk says:

      I have so many wonderful memories of the times spent with Donnie, Ray and their cousins, in Foam Lake. Donnie (as he was known to us) was always the life of the party with his witticisms and pranks. Very sorry to hear of Don’s passing.

  • Marg Hampton says:

    Laurie and I met Don over 30 years ago. We can recall lots of good times with Don and Ron and remember many of Don’s witty remarks. We send our sincere sympathies to Ron.

  • Elmer & Helen Zador (Zadoroniak) says:

    We are sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences to the family.

  • Ralph and Wendy Holowaty says:

    So sorry for your loss. There never was a dull moment when Donnie was around his sense of humor was unforgettable. I’ll always remember the laughs we had. God Bless.

  • Larry and Gwyne Holowaty says:

    So sorry to hear about cousin Donnie’s passing, we had some good times growing up together .

  • Mel & Joanne Zadorozniak says:

    Our deepest condolences to Donnies family and friends.

  • Gail Goodman says:

    My condolences to all of you on the passing of Donnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Paula Noyes says:

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I went to U of Sask the same time as Don. My roommate and I lived in the basement suite of a house just off Clarence Ave and Don and Ron Renwick lived upstairs. Many great parties were held there. Don was always full of smiles. Rest In Peace Don
    Paula Noyes, Vineland Ontario

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