In Memory Of HOLLOWAY, Merle


Visitation Information

St. James United Church
463 St. Catherine West
Montreal, Quebec
February 9, 2019
10:30 - 11:00 /

Service Information

St. James United Church
463 St. Catherine West
Montreal, Quebec
February 9, 2019
Holloway, Merle Evelyn Scott
August 28, 1945 to January 19, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Merle after a courageous battle with cancer. She left in peace for her final destination surrounded by close friends and family. Daughter of the late Albert Holloway and the late Muriel Scott Holloway, Merle leaves to mourn her loving spouse, Leah, her sons Scott Eastwood (Karina), Shane Eastwood and her brother Wilfrid (Claudette). She will be sadly missed by her grandsons Christopher and Damien, and nieces Kristina (Tom) and Cinthia (Laurent), cousins and great nieces and great nephews.
The latter part of Merle’s working career was dedicated to transporting children for the former PSBGM and the LBPSB, a passionate calling she cherished. She was a kind and gentle soul, willing only to see the good in people. Thanks go to Dr. Nicholas, Dr Amjadi, and Dr Cross of the Ottawa Hospital and all the wonderful staff of the Cancer Centre and Fifth Floor West.
Special thanks to Dr Lee Reichman, an exceptional, caring soul.
A Celebration of Merle’s Life will be held on February 9, 2019 at St James United Church, 463 St Catherine St. West, Montreal. The family will receive condolences at 10:30 am with a service at 11:00. Reception to follow. In honour of Merle, donations may be made to the Ottawa Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or Lung Cancer Canada.

Messages for the Family of HOLLOWAY, Merle

From: Leah Auclair

Miss you. Always with you.
From: Arleen Candiotti

Dear Leah, I was stunned to read about Merle’s passing. I remember her as a gentle soul. She will live on through your memories of her. May she rest In Peace.
Arleen Candiotti
From: Tess and Ruby

Dear Leah,
We are so saddened to hear about your terrible loss. Please know that we are thinking of you during these difficult times.
From: Catherina & Family

I am forever grateful to have been loved and nurtured by you.
Thoughts of you will always bring me a sense of calm, as you were such a serene presence in my life and will continue to be so now that you've left us.
You are loved Auntie Merle and you will be missed.
From: Donna-Lynn

To all Merle's friends and family, my deepest sympathies. I have known Merle through Leah and have always been impressed by her gentle nature, sunny attitude and welcoming heart.
Leah please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need, I am still in Ottawa and will support you in any way that I can. I am so sorry for your loss.
From: Linda Henderson

Dear, dear Leah,
My heartfelt condolences on your profound loss. May you find comfort in the days ahead through family and friiends and may you soon be uplifted by fond memories of such a kind and loving soul. Sending you love.
From: Caroline Woolrich

To: Leah, the Holloway and the Scott families,
Our deepest sympathies to all of you at this very sad time.

Caroline and Mary Anne
From: Athina Galanogeorgos

Dear Leah,
Sending you my heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
May you find comfort in the memories you shared.
From: CB

I send my sincere condolences to your family and friends. Having lost someone is a difficult moment of life. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this difficult situation. The Bible promises a future hope of seeing our dead loved ones again very soon. John 5:28 says “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”
My deepest sympathies 🌺
From: S.E. Scott

It was so sad to hear of Merle's passing last month. Condolences are extended from the Scott family in Montreal and Vancouver. May she rest in peace.