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Shirley Belle Holloway July 20, 1939 - January 30, 2024

Our hearts are broken.  Passed peacefully away with her family by her side on January 30, 2024, at the age of 84 at the L.A. Miller Center, Palliative Care Unit, Shirley Belle Holloway (Bowen).  Predeceased by her husband Lloyd, her parents, Walter Fred and Jessie Bowen and her infant brother Eli.  Also predeceased by her sister-in-law Louise Holloway.  


Left to mourn and celebrate her life are her three children Faye Kielley (Gerry), Janice Butt (Glenn) and Geoffrey (Jennifer); the lights of her life her grandchildren Jeremy (Moira) and Jared Butt , Jaron and Jaedon Holloway and her step grandchildren Brad (Amy) and Chris (Lorie) Kielley and four step great grandchildren Jovie, Nathan, Lauryn and Quinn and always bringing a smile to her face,  her grand fur babies Hudson, Bentley, Hershey and Winnie. 


Mom spent a lifetime perfecting her domestic skills, even while working.  Memories of baked goods after school, a freezer stocked with homemade pies, home knit sweaters and handmade coats and quilts all come to mind.  Mom always stressed the importance of hard work and education and she could not have been more proud of her children and in recent years her grandsons. Mom was a woman of great strength and determination which came through even in the last few months of her life.  


Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home in Lethbridge, with visitation on Saturday, Feb 3 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.   Funeral will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2 PM at Heritage United Church in Musgravetown.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Heritage United Church Cemetery Fund or the L.A. Miller Center, Palliative Care Unit. 


Though our mother and grandmother may be gone, she will never be forgotten.  Her memory and her legacy will live on, as we do, in our hearts and in our minds. We love you Mom/Grandma.  


We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the many doctors and nurses who provided care to our mother over the past few months. 

Funeral will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2 PM at Heritage United Church in Musgravetown.  


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    Bernadette Shea says

    Faye. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. My condolences to you, Gerry and all your Family. ❤️

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    Marie Chafe says

    Faye I am so sorry for your loss..Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

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    Ray & Betty Butt says

    To the Holloway & Bowen families
    So sorry to hear about your moms passing.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    May memories of time past bring you comfort.

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    Eugene & Kay Stead says

    Our condolences to the families.

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    Krista Vokey says

    So sorry for this profound loss to your family. She was well loved by all and I know you will miss her. Hoping that your memories of your wonderful mother, and grandmother will give you peace and comfort.

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    Roger and Marjorie Fitzgerald says

    Holloway family. Deepest sympathy.

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    Regina and Paul Guest says

    Janice, Glenn and Family: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. The precious memories you all have of her will help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    Jim Dasilva says

    Faye. My deepest condolences to you and Gerry and all your family. For the special moments we shared together with you and your mom will never be forgotten. She was a strong willed woman and that showed true right up until her dying day. My prayers thoughts and love are always in my heart for you ❤️

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    Ashton and Jane McMaster says

    Jane and I sent our sincere sympathy to all of the Holloway family on your loss of your Mom and Grandmother. Although we didn’t see Shirley often, she was an enjoyable lady and very friendly and wise. We send our warmest thoughts and prayers for Peace and Strength as all of you go forward without Shirley’s earthly presence. For sure, she’ll be watching over all of you from her new heavenly home. God bless, Jane and Ashton McMaster. 🙏 🕊

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    Marilyn Jones says

    So sorry to hear of Shirley”s passing. . I do not know her family and it has been a few years since I talked with her. But we use to have some great chats at the Supermarket usually. Her picture brought back memories to me.. She was a lovely Person.
    I send my deepest Sympathy to all her family.

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    Warren Hodder says

    Faye, so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mother. Condolences to you and your family.

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    Lisa Thain says

    Faye, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We are thinking of you and your family at this time.

    Your Aon DQ&E Family

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    Carol, Alex, Christian Watts and Heather Whitten says

    Our deepest condolences to all for the loss you are feeling. Shirley was a kind and gentle soul and a force to be reckoned with all in one. She adored her family and spoke of them all so proudly. Find comfort in knowing she loved you all. She welcomed all into her home and her gentle personality made her a pleasure to be around. We will miss you terribly Shirley. She fought a great fight and now she rests in peace surrounded by the love of loved ones gone before her. She is an Angel and heaven is better place because she is there. Spread your wings and fly sweet Shirley, we love you!

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    Gaelle Seguin says

    Fay, I am so sorry for your loss.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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    Ginette Mercier says

    Faye, sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find peace in these difficult times. My thoughts are with you.

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    Annavonne Diprose says

    My Heart is with you and your family Faye. My Sincere condolences.

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    Dave Kavanagh-Lang says

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Faye – my heart goes out to you. If you need anything, please let me know.

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    Cavell and Ed Saint says

    Faye, Janice, Geoffrey and Family
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing and send our condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Joyceand Walter Day says

    Our heart felt condolences to all the family We raise 2 kids the same age who happen to be great friends. she was always there to help at any church afair we had going and she made awesome pies for it everytime even when her hands was so bad she had trouble making the pastry but she wouldn,t use the bought ones we livied close together foy yesars until we moved away and then we movedhome and she moved God Bless you all Keep your memories close

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    Elizabeth Cummings says

    To Shirley’s family. My earliest memories are of Shirley coming to Red Cliffe to visit us (her cousins) she always had such a happy outgoing personality, it was a joy to see her,we loved her visits.Thinking of you in sympathy. Elizabeth (Oldford) Cummings

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    Karen and Larry Brazil says

    Janice and family, we are so sorry for your mom’s passing. Keep your memories close and cherish them each day. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

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    Bill & Marie McMaster says

    Shirley & Lloyd came into our lives in 2001 when their son Geoffrey married our daughter Jennifer. Right from our first meeting Shirley & Lloyd & their family became instant friends. Nothing was too great an effort for Shirley, she made two Bridesmaids Dresses for Janice & Faye, vests & bow ties & vests for Jeremy & Jared Jigs Dinner for the Rehearsal Party Supper, Baked Goods & the willingness to help with whatever needed doing. Shirley’s visits to Ontario where full of fun & laughter as we ladies shopped til we dropped. Shirley was such a great help to Jennifer as she cared for two little boys under the age of three. How welcome we felt on our two visits to Newfoundland. Shirley leaves a huge hole in all of our lives but our memories of life with Shirley will live on in our hearts forever.

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    Daphne says

    Janice, Glenn, Jeremy and Jarrod
    Sending you all our condolences of the passing of your Mom and Nan.
    Janice I now know where the love of baking cookies etc comes from because you grew up watching your Mom doing it! I’m sure these and other memories are precious, so hold them close..
    Daphne and Rad Tilley

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    Roger Churchill says

    Faye, Janice, Geoffrey and Families, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother. Shirley was a beautiful lady. We hope your warm memories will help ease the pain in the difficult days ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Roger and Christine

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    Wanda Ryan says

    My dearest friend Faye 💔
    There are no words to express how one feels when you lose our greatest love our Mother.
    May the memories hold in your heart and share with other’s so she will live forever .
    Condolences to the families of your dear Mother 💔

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    Lydia Parsons says

    Faye, Janice , Jeffery and family. So sorry to hear of your Dear Mom’s passing.. She was a joy to be around. God Bless you all in your sorrow. R.I.P. Shirley. Love. Lydia and Charlie Parsons

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    Pat & Ron Samson says

    Janice, Faye & Geoffrey & Families.. Sending our sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful Mother. We sure had some great times & memories together. Sorry we cannot be there at this time but be assured our thoughts are with you. Cherish your wonderful memories. Sincerely Pat & Ron Samson

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    Barb, Joe, Justin and Joel Elliott says

    Janice, Glenn, Jeremy, Jared and family our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom and grandmother. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I know she will be surely missed by so many. Hold close how proud she was of you all. Rest in peace Mrs Holloway ❤️

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    Valerie Burry says

    Faye, Janice and Jeffery
    Please accept my sincere condolences, your Mom was a great lady for sure. I remember her as a very proud Mother. It was one of her greatest accomplishments in life to be the best mother. She shared a lot of stories about you guys when you were growing up and we certainly had a lot of laughs.

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    Brenda and John Heeringa says

    Our sincere condolences to Jennifer, Geoff, Jaron and Jadon on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. May your memories give you strength and peace.

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    Jim and Elizabeth Cooper says

    Janice, Glenn, Jeremy, Jared and family. We sent our deepest sympathy. May you find find comfort in the memories you cherish of your mother and grandmother.

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    Glenn Jenkins says

    Janice, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Think of you during this sorrowful time.

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    Janice Locke says

    Janice and family, I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Sending you love, strength and prayers to help you through this difficult time ❤️

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