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FRANKLIN GEORGE HOLLIDAY (FRANK)

Born: Dec 15, 1933

Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2020

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FRANKLIN GEORGE HOLLIDAY
December 15, 1933 - September 11, 2020

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Franklin George Holliday on September 11, 2020, at his home in Redditt Ontario.
Dad was predeceased by his wife Margaret, his parents, Alfred and Doris, and his brother Stanley.
He is survived by his four sons, Randy (Susan), Ken (Karen), Gord and Bruce (Lidia), grandchildren, Beckie (Brian), Michael (Kendra), Dana, Kayla and Claire, great-grandchildren, Zachory, Alexandria, Everett and Whitney, and his sister Marion, along with nephews, Robert, Brian and David.
Dad was born and raised in Transcona, Manitoba. Growing up, he excelled at sports. Soccer, baseball and his favourite, hockey. In 2013 Dad was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the 1952/53 Memorial Cup finalists Saint Boniface Canadiens. In 1955 after injuries cut short his semi pro hockey career in the E.C.H.L., Dad returned to Transcona and started a new career as a police officer / firefighter with the City of Transcona. After the "take over" as Dad always referred to it, he continued policing with the City of Winnipeg, proudly serving and ultimately retiring in 1987 at the rank of Staff Sergeant.
After retirement, Frank and Margaret moved to their new home in Redditt, Ontario where he spent many years enjoying time with his family and many friends. There were many fishing and hunting trips. Frank and Margaret kept active in Redditt with the community club, summer and winter carnivals, the roads board, and fire department.
In keeping with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and he has been laid to rest next to his beloved wife Margaret in the Redditt Cemetery. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Mom and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Holliday. Dad and Frank were hockey mates, and later Police work mates. I have great memories of the Transcona Police Family get togethers, and the Maple Leaf rink, where your dad coached me for year or 2. I learned many things about the game from him! Mom and I send our condolences to you all at this time!!,,,Daryl and Irene Currie - Posted by: Daryl Currie (Transcona Police Family) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Neighbour down the street, school chum, community friend at Maple Leaf. A guy who I could turn to. My condolences to the family - Posted by: Bill Dubas (friend) on: Sep 22, 2020

  • Sincere condolences from the family of Douglas M. Campbell. Our Dad worked for many years with Frank. - Posted by: Janice Hoffman (nee Campbell) (Transcona Police Officer's Family) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Redditt will not be the same. - Posted by: Carla Northcote-Brewer (Basso) (family friend) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • FRANK {MOOSE} HOLLIDAY WAS A CLOSE FRIEND THROUGH 11 YEARS. HE WAS A TREMENDOUS ATHLETE THROUGH SCHOOL AND AFTER. ALTHOUGH WE LOST TOUCH AFTER GRAD, I'M GLAD I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM VIA PHONE AFTER MARGARET'S PASSING. SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. - Posted by: R.LESLIE{LES} PRICE (CLASSMATE, T.C.I.) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • My sincere condolence to Randy, Ken, Gord, Bruce and family on the passing of your Father. I have known Frank for quite sometime. He and my late husband Lorne coached each others boy's hockey at Maple Lead C.C. in Transcona plus knowing your Mom since grade school. He was a true gentleman. But there was one time shortly after I got my drivers license he pulled me over and scared me to death until I realized it was your Dad, he just laughed. Rest in Peace Frank My Thoughts and Prayers are will all of you at this most difficult time Elaine (Dumontier) Lochhead, Calgary AB - Posted by: Elaine Lochhead (longtime acquaintance) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • He will be missed. My condolences to all of the family. All I can say is that Frank was firm but fair. - Posted by: Wayne Kotchon (Acquaintance ) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to Frank's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I worked with your Dad in Transcona until the " take over " and our paths crossed over the years with the Winnipeg Police Department. Fond memories of the times in Transcona. Years later, after we were both retired, we would meet your parents shopping at the Safeway in Kenora as Lynne and I had moved and lived in West Hawk Lake. Remember the good times Don and Lynne Bruce Transcona P.D. # 17 - Posted by: Don Bruce (Former workmate) on: Sep 19, 2020

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