Ottawa, Ontario


Ottawa, Ontario


Ed HOLLYER passed away in Ottawa, Ontario. The obituary was featured in Ottawa Citizen on July 9, 2013.

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I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of playing in some of the same amateur orchestras with Ed. He was a consummate musician, excellent concert-master and a most considerate human being. I particularly remember the time when I forgot my tuxedo jacket for a concert and we rushed back to his house for one of his spares, which fortunately was a good fit! He will be missed by all who knew him. Sorry this is late, but we have been out of town. Sincere condolences to Eileen and the Hollyer family.

Eileen and family: We are sorry to hear that Ed has passed away. He lived a long life and always had a cheery smile for us, his longtime dialysis nurses. Thinking of you at this time. Ottawa-Carleton Dialysis Unit Staff.

A pleasure making music with you Ed. Martin Bueno (violin) Divertimento Orchestra. Love to all your family.

Working in the Int Branch, when ever I asked you about something, you always had the right answer.

Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part, Happy to Meet Again.

My sincere condolences to Eileen & the family. Ed was the beloved Concert Master of the Kanata Symphony while I was Conductor in the 1980s. Ed brought, among his other talents, professionalism and a wonderful sense of humour. It was rare to get through a rehearsal without a few glorious guffahs at Ed's instigation. Ed loved having fun & was fun to be around. The enthusiasm of his fiddle playing at parties was legendary. It was a privilege to have been able to share in the musical...

It is with a deep sense of sadness that I learned of Ed's passing. I worked with Ed at NDHQ. Please accept my sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Dear Eileen, children and grandchildren,
We offer you our warmest condolences. Ed was a great friend to us and an excellent Concertmaster of Divertimento Orchestra. His gentle admonition to tidy the furniture after each rehearsal at Trinity Anglican Church stays with us: "Ladies and gentlemen, beds and chairs, beds and chairs."
Our daughter, Julia St. Louis (née Snelson) also wishes you to know of her sympathy.

Eileen and family,we are thinking of you at this very sad time.Love,Betty and Khalid