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HOLROYD, George (Gale)

HOLROYD, George (Gale)

November 21, 1942 – December 29, 2017

George “Gale” Holroyd was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Eleanor Katherine (Moffat) and Dean Edward Holroyd. He was raised in Warner, Alberta on the family farm, which was originally settled by his grandfather. After graduating from Warner Consolidated School, he attended the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Agriculture. He joined John Deere Canada in 1963 as a territory manager and married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Mae (Morton), shortly after, on July 18, 1964.

Gale is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bev; his children Dean (Jill), Jayna (Howard Bolinger), Kevin (Sue); his 8 beloved grandchildren; and his brother Gary (Dinny).

Gale loved to spend time with his grandkids, watch the birds in his back yard, golf, fish, build things in his workshop, and travel anywhere and everywhere. He enjoyed visiting with the many friends that he made while living in a variety of cities across the country, including Warner, Calgary, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Kelowna, Dauphin, Regina, and Abbotsford. Despite the frequent moves, Gale was very committed to every community he lived in. During his life, Gale was a Lion, a Rotarian, served on the Mountain District council with Scouts Canada in Manitoba, and was an active member of the United Church. Gale was also proud of the agriculture industry he worked in throughout his career. In addition to a house full of John Deere memorabilia, he was President of the Agriculture Implement Association and a Director of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Woodcliff United Church in Calgary. Gale was an organ donor: please take the time to fill in your donor card.

Condolence Messages
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Kevin, Sue and family:
    So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Carolyn Monz
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Kevin, so sorry to hear of your dads passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Fiume family
  • Jan 13, 2018
    Kevin, Sue and family
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gloria Harrold and Brian Scott