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Born: Sep 18, 1937

Date of Passing: Jul 22, 2021

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September 18, 1937 – July 22, 2021

Peacefully in his sleep, after a battle with leukemia and dementia, the Holland family announces that Ted "Dutch" Holland entered into eternal rest, on July 22, 2021, at the age of 83.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Thomas Edward Holland and Kathleen Ann (nee Pyne), his ex-wife Roberta Joy (Bobbie) Holland (nee McIntosh), his daughter Kristen Kathleen, his brother-in-law Roy Parkhill, and his dogs, Nipper, Rusty, Tess and Kirby.
He is survived by his sister Nancy Ann Parkhill, his son Robert (Jennifer) Holland, grandsons, Tommy and Porter, as well as his niece Tara (Don) Brousseau-Snider, and nephews, Tim (Christel) Parkhill, Ted (Kesia) Parkhill, and Jeff (Carol-Anne) Parkhill, as well as numerous cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Ted was born to an Army Surgeon, and a homemaker in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 18, 1937. He lost five years with his father between ages three to eight, as he was overseas in the Second World War as a field hospital surgeon. He was never much of a handyman, because his father was in the war, as he liked to say.
He attended Queenston, Robert H. Smith, and Kelvin Schools, graduating in 1954. After high school he worked on the CPR trains, and a year at Banff Springs Hotel, followed by a fantastic year backpacking in Europe with friends. He came back to Winnipeg preparing for a career in Journalism. He received his Bachelor of Journalism at North Dakota State University, and his Masters at the University of Iowa. It was there in Fargo that he met his best friend, Murray Van Norman, and they were inseparable ever since.
When he returned home, he worked in public relations with CP Air and then approximately 25 years with the Royal Bank. After retiring from the bank, he realized his dream of becoming a sports journalist, when he began writing a sports column, "Toast and Coffee", with his longtime friend and writing partner, T. Kent Morgan.
His obsession with hockey began when his uncle took him to a hockey game at the old Amphitheatre when he was eight. Hockey would be his passion his whole life. He played on many teams up until his mid 60s, he was on the board of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, and worked in statistics for many tournaments. He was a Jets season ticket holder since 1972, then the Moose, then Jets 2.0.
Family came first for Ted. He was a devoted father to Kristen and Rob, and always put them first. He cared for Kristen for many years as her health failed. He was especially proud of his grandsons and took great interest in all the sports they played and enjoyed being at many of their games. They will miss him in the stands cheering them on.

A Life Well Lived.

In keeping with Ted's wishes, cremation has taken place, and due to public health restrictions, a private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation in memory of Ted may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or the Winnipeg Humane Society.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
680 Archibald Street

Publish Date: Jul 31, 2021


It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Ted Holland on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Oakview Place Personal Care Home, at the age of 83 years.
Funeral arrangements are pending and a longer obituary will follow in next Saturday's edition.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

Publish Date: Jul 24, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 24, 2021, Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I met Ted at River Heights Community Centre when our sons played hockey together. He was the best kind of hockey dad, encouraging and supportive of his own son and his teammates. My sincere condolences to Rob and his family. - Posted by: Jeanie Dubberley (friend ) on: Aug 28, 2021

  • We were friends from our work together with the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and through the Winnipeg Sun. I always will remember Ted for his wit and willingness to take on any task with joy and enthusiasm. He will be missed. - Posted by: Glen Dawkins (Friend, colleague) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Friends from our days as classmates at Kelvin. So pleased we kept in touch and shared many stories. I will miss our telephone visits in recent times. He was so very proud of his children and grandchildren as well as his sisters family. We send our condolences to all. - Posted by: Norm Weitzel (old friend) on: Aug 08, 2021

  • Ted was one of the good ones and a friend that will never be forgotten. We went back a lot of years and I will cherish my memories of having so many good times with him. He will be missed and for Rob and the family be assured you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Fran and Lionel Moore - Posted by: Lionel Moore (Friend ) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • God bless, Dutch. You were a good man, and who could forget your sense of humor and infectious laugh? And so happy that you realized your sports writing dream - love reading your Toast & Coffee with Kent. - Posted by: Oscar Marx (hockey friend and past co-worker from RBC) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • I remember good times with Dutch back in the 1960's when he worked at CP Rail and I at the Tribune . We'd meet often at the Press Club after work to enjoy a few suds and laughs. He had a great sense of humour and an infectious laugh. We hadn't seen each other for many years but I was grateful he came out to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on June 6th, 2019 and we exchanged memories at that time. RIP Dutch and condolences to son Rob and his family. - Posted by: Ken Dopson (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • So very sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. Deepest sympathies to his family from Kirby (Australia) and Ariel Holland (London Ont- cousins) - Posted by: Ariel Holland Beaudoin (Cousin) on: Jul 30, 2021

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