HOLLINSHEAD, Mary Colleen
January 24, 1926 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
March 28, 2014 - Calgary, Alberta
Colleen Hollinshead, beloved wife of Bob Hollinshead of Calgary, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Colleen was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 24, 1926. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Colleen was known by all for her strong, vibrant personality and an amazing ability to liven up any party. Colleen married the love of her life right after WWII and spent many happy years moving from Air Force base to Air Force base here in Canada and the United States. Early in her life, she worked as a bank teller at the CIBC and then took up the role of raising her boys "Rob" and "Rick". Later in her life, Colleen volunteered at the Colonel Belcher and Children's Hospitals bringing smiles to patients' faces. Her favorite pastimes were playing the piano, knitting, and camping with her friends and family. Besides her loving husband of 68 years, Colleen is survived by brother Alistair MacPhail (Joyce) of Kelowna, her two sons Rob (Susan) of Calgary and Rick (Wendy) of Nanaimo; four grandchildren, Lawrence (Maureen ), Jennifer, Katherine, and Sara and two great-grandchildren Dawson and Crosby. A Celebration of Colleen's Life will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (4612 Varsity Drive N.W.) at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Colleen Hollinshead, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2014