In Loving Memory of

John "Sid" Walker Hollinshead

1949 - 2023

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.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: June 24, 2023
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Welland Arena, 501 King St., Welland in the Community Room

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Tom Grubb
6 months ago

So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with John a long time and really appreciated his knowledge, support and dedication. Thank you for the time you allowed him to give. May he rest in peace.

Jim & Sandra Matier
7 months ago

So sorry to hear of Sid’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences Joanne and your Family at this sad time. We have some great memories of Sid from many years ago that we will cherish.

Jaime Taylor
7 months ago

We are very sorry for your loss! Prayers with all of you!
Ida Hunt, Jaime and Dave Taylor and family

Betty McDowell
7 months ago

Marisa and Bill, we are sorry to hear of the passing of John. Cherish the memories you have of him.
Betty and Jack McDowell

Fran & Joe Perri
7 months ago

We are very sorry to hear of Sid’s passing. Sid was a wonderful man. May your many happy memories you shared, comfort you in the days to come. Love, Fran & Joe Perri ❤️

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Sandy Fox
7 months ago

You are in our thoughts Joanne. We’re so sorry for your loss. John was an amazing man. Our sincere condolences to you & your family.
Dennis & Sandy

Dale Fisher
7 months ago

So sad to hear this !!Love & Hugs to Everyone !!

Joyce Burstow
7 months ago

My heartfelt condolences are with all the family at this most sorrowful time. RIP John.

Shelley Farrow
7 months ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you all and sending you our love. 💕

Bsrbara fluri
7 months ago

Sorry for your loss


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