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Passing of Thomas John Holland

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Thomas John Holland – August 6, 1941 – October 17, 2017
CWO (Rtd.) Thomas John Holland, CD2, was predeceased by his parents Thomas William Holland (Madoc, ON) and Williamina (Mac) (nee Maclean) (Queens Ferry, Scotland) and 1 brother Richard James Holland (London, ON). Survived by spouse Thelma Agnes Holland (nee Hogan) and 1 brother Gerald Holland; 2 children Debbie M. Holland (Victoria, BC) and Thomas Christopher Holland and spouse Peggy Ann Holland (nee Fowler) (Nasonworth, NB); 4 grandchildren Alma Terry, Thomas James, Richard Neil and Hayley Jeanette, sisters-in-law Donnie Butler, Linda Holland, and brother-in-law Roy Hogan (Barb), many nieces and nephews and cousins across the country. He will be dearly missed by all his extended family and friends.
Tom was a career soldier who served loyally for 42 years. He was an Army Cadet, Air Cadet and Sherman tank driver in the Algonquin Regiment all at the same time. He served in all Battalions of the PPCLI, as well as the Airborne Regiment. He spent 8 years falling out of airplanes as a member of the CFPDT SKYHAWKS. He served as the RSM of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and the District RSM of BC. He was very involved with the Free Masons and Shriners and was a PDDGM, Scottish 33° Rite and Director of Uniformed Units of the Gizeh Temple.
There will be a Celebration of Tom’s Life at the Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 2:00 pm. This will be a joint Military and Masonic Ceremony. The family would like to invite guests to join them afterward for snacks and beverages in the Anderson Room of the Armoury. Please RSVP to taholland@shaw.ca
Condolences may be offered to the family below
http://www.mccallgardens.com/obituaries/thomas-john-holland
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