Obituary of John "Sid" Walker Hollinshead
It is with deepest heartache we announce the passing of our family hero on Sunday, April 30, 2023 age 74. Growing up in Thorold South, John dedicated his life to providing for others. He was employed at Ontario Paper Company as an Electrical Foreman for 48 years. John married the love of his life, Joanne, in 1972. They always had the time of their lives.
John was devoted to his loved ones, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother & friend. He was endlessly proud of his grandchildren Kristyn, Alex (Holly), Nate, Ella, Kayleigh, Peyton, Matthew, Grace, and Declan, as well as his great-grandchildren Addisyn and Harrison. He loved to spoil them with everything from trips to amusement parks, ice cream, his famous homemade pizza, and Sunday suppers.
Although John was a man of few words, he had a great impact through helping others. He was a lifelong and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 Thorold. He enjoyed his many years in the St. Catharines Cribbage League.
It's not how he died but how he lived that is his legacy. John will be deeply missed by his wife, Joanne; children: Janice, Tracey (Jeff), MCpl Doug (Laura), Sharon (Kieran); sisters: Joanne (Dick), Elizabeth (Peter), Cheryl (Paul) and families; brothers: Richard (Donna), Bill (Marisa), Jamie (Shawn), David and families; sister-in-law: Judy and family. He is predeceased by his parents Richard & Sophia Hollinshead; father and mother-in-law William & Eleanor Lawrence; brother-in-law, Jack Thomas.
Thank you to ParaMed palliative team, Kim and Jocelyn for your dedicated care. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Linhaven - T. Roy Adams Centre for your kindness and loving care, so freely given.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in John's life. A Celebration of John's Life will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 1-3 p.m at the Welland Arena, 501 King St., Welland in the Community Room. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Epilepsy Canada or Alzheimer Society of Niagara.
A Celebration of LifeDate:
June 24, 2023Start Time:
1:00 pmEnd Time:
Welland Arena, 501 King St., Welland in the Community Roomhttps://goo.gl/maps/tPaPTJ5h4A9HoLiv7
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