Holloway, Kenneth John Marshall

Nov. 8th, 1951 - Jan. 26th, 2022

It is with great regret we announce that Kenneth John Marshall Holloway, 70 years, finally lost his valiant battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022.

Surrounded by loved ones, he will be greatly missed by his partner, Monique Richard; his two sons Taylor and Jesse Holloway; his beloved daughters-in-law Laura Holloway (nee Wiebe), and Natacha Dupuis; and his cherished grand-children Helix Holloway and Marshall Mayotte. He is survived by his two siblings, Sandy McCrindle, and Don Holloway. He also leaves behind fond memories for all his nieces and nephews, as well as many great friends that he had made throughout the years.

Ken lived a life only many can dream of experiencing, and he lived it on his own terms. From his early days as a talented musician in a band that toured North America, settling down to become one of the most successful Canadian Managers in Manulife history. When he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2010, he continued to fight for another 12 years despite being given a prognosis of a year and a half left to live. It was his passion for family, adventures on his motorcycle, and music that sustained him through those years.

The Family would like to thank all the wonderful staff and doctors at Health Sciences North for all their continued efforts throughout the years. Special mention goes to Dr. Andrew Pearce, and Dr. John Noble for their dedication, Dr. Abbas Abdulhussein for his fantastic care over the past 40+ years, and a special thanks to Cory Kramer of Bayshore Home Health for going above and beyond in Ken’s final days on this earth.

His bravery and spirit are an inspiration to us all. He will never be forgotten.


9 Condolences

  1. Rest in peace Ken … I definitely will miss conversations with you while out riding. Have some fun up there and say hi to ‘Bebit’ and give a great big hug to my old riding buddy “Riley”!!

    By: Glenda Tricco
    February 4, 2022
  2. Kenny and I have many miles behind us riding our trusted rides through out the US of A and many Canadian provinces. This one particular ride I believe we where going to Sturgis South Dakota in 2000. We would usually bring our tents for night time accommodations. We had stopped and set up for the evening some ware on the shore of the Missouri river. We decided to venture into town for some wobbly pops. After a few refreshments we came back to the camp site to settle down. At some point in the night I was dreaming that someone was stealing my ride because you see I did not have theft insurance on the bike. Sorry Kenny. Around the same time there was an American on a Harley riding by the tent. So in defense of my ride I jumped into action , Unzipped my sleeping bag then tent , not very gracefully I may add, I started running after the gentlemen on the Harley. Kenny in my defense was right behind me. After a few hundred feet as the Harley rider twisted the throttle to escape these two Canadian in their brief I stopped and Kenny ran ride up my backside. Then in an exhausted voice asked me what the @#$%$ we were running after. I quickly retorted I thought someone was stealing my ride. To which he replied, we ran passed your ride at the entrance of the tents. Oh I said as we walked back to our accommodations. True story. Ask Him when you meet him next time riding the clouds in heaven, Miss you bud.

    By: Lawrence Weist
    January 31, 2022
  3. Ken, you will be greatly missed. I will miss our insightful chats and your wise words of wisdom. Thank you for being so awesome! I hope you’re having a blast riding your motorcycle! Take care Ken! You will never ever be forgotten.


    By: Anjelica Mazzella
    January 30, 2022
  4. Ken – so sorry to see you go. I will always remember the great rides we had with the gang and the fun we had in Florida. Nice that we had a short talk not long ago.

    By: Allen Laundry
    January 30, 2022
  5. So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I would like to extend deepest condolences to family and friends.

    By: Lloyd Blanchard
    January 30, 2022
  6. Jesse and Taylor and family. I was the bassplayer in the band your dad played in from 1969 till 1974. He had a zest for music and good times. We were very blessed to be able to do something we really enjoyed and bring the same enjoyment to many people on nightly basis. I wish I could tell you about alot of our crazy adventures like standing on the deck of the HMS Hermies, to playing 31 dates in 7 weeks, US college tour and many places in-between . For years when we were on the road the old country tune’ i’ve been every where man ‘could have been our theme song. I know Ken will be missed. It was my pleasure to be his band mate. I will be thinking of him tonight when I raise a glass in his honour.
    Rest in piece Ken.

    By: Gordon Chapman
    January 29, 2022
  7. So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I worked with him in the Manulife Sudbury branch for many years and considered him a good friend. He will be missed by many. My condolences to his family.

    Lola Gudmundson Langford

    By: Lola Langford
    January 29, 2022
  8. Just a really good guy, great memories.

    By: Mike Germa
    January 29, 2022
  9. I remember Ken from our high school days in Sudbury. He was always such a good natured fellow with a zest for life. Never managed to get back in touch over the years but I fondly recall playing together on the football team. He never gave up. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss and I hope the many warm memories of Ken offer consolation and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

    By: Ted Kesik
    January 28, 2022

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