Holba, Stanley Allen

Stanley passed away peacefully May 4th, 2022 at the Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury, having just celebrated his 91st birthday last month.

Stanley is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth, his two children Jeff Holba and Andy Holba, daughter in law Shannon and by his granddaughter Mary Beth.

Stan was born in Mimico to Alois and Tereza Holba. He grew up with his brother Edward in the 30’s. As a teen, he loved spending time playing high school football, fastball and skiing. Stan excelled in track and field, beating out a future Canadian Champion in the One Mile. He enjoyed several big canoe trips with his Mimico football scout buddies on the Missinaibi River and in Algonquin Park.

Stan spent his full 40 year working career with Prudential Insurance. This sparked a passion for Sales Training which later propelled him to Office Manager.  Stan really bloomed, bringing the branch in Mississauga to the #1 position in the company for many consecutive years and winning Sales Manager of the year in 1990.

Stan met Liz while attending Mimico High School, they were married almost 69 years. Within a few years his two boys, Jeff and Andy became part of their life. The family loved skiing and spending summers fishing at the cottage every year. Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Stan and he never disappointed when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family. In Stan’s spare time he was a scout leader, teacher, mentor, leading his boys and their friends on canoe trips in 16′ canoes that they built themselves.

He was an integral part of the rebuilding of the Collingwood Watts skiff in the 90’s. Stan was also a High Order Shriner and Scottish Right Mason and a Toronto Ski Club president.

A private family service will be held. Cremation had taken place. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca




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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Michael kelly
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Condolences to all wonderful eulogy

  2. Susan Cadieux
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    We have such warm thoughts of Stan. It was always a joy to be in his company. He made everyone feel special. Such a kind, fun loving man!
    What an incredible father Jeff and Andy had.. clearly you have such good memories.
    It is easy to recall good times with Stan and Liz, they built such a welcoming family.
    Our condolences to Liz, Jeff, Andy, Shannon, and MaryBeth.
    Love and God bless.
    Susan, Jean-Claude, Charleen.

  3. Denise Haslan
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Condolences to Jeff and Andy his wife Liz Shannon and Marybeth. Even though we didn’t get to meet him we heard so many stories from Andy Shannon and Marybeth. RIP Stan

    From The Haslan/Sarges family

  4. Kim Malcolm
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    When I think of Stan, I smile. I remember such a kind, fun loving man. Such a wonderful Dad .

    I am sorry for your loss. Stan had such a wonderful life. Hoping happy memories bring you all comfort.

  5. Andrea Sarges
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    What a beautiful tribute to Stan. While I never got the opportunity to meet him I can tell how wonderful he must of been just by knowing his family. Take comfort in all your wonderful memories as you grieve your loss. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
    Love Andrea

  6. Todd Brooker
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    There wouldn’t be a race at TSC that Stan and Liz didn’t volunteer at and they were an integral part of the race program there. I raced together with Andy and Jeff Holba so I grew up at the club with Stan and Liz as well. How lucky we were to have people who would contribute so much to the club and to my start in ski racing. Stan was a character that’s for sure. I’ll miss him. My love to Liz, Jeff, Andy and family!!

  7. Ron Picot
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    We were sorry to hear about the passing of Stan. He made many contributions to the TSC and the sport of skiing and always had a smile for Members at the Club. We will miss his presence at the TSC but his spirit will always be there.

    Barb & Ron Picot

  8. Bill Dedrick
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Our condolences to Liz, Jeff and Andy. We were friends from Mimico school and Scouting days. Their are lots of good memories of bridge games, canoe trips and get togethers, Rest in Peace dear friend.

    Catherine and Bill Dedrick.

  9. Margaret-Anne and Jerry Gold
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to Liz, Jeff, Andy, Shannon , Mary Beth and family. What sad news to hear of Stan’s passing. We knew him for many years at the club. When anyone spoke or asked about TSC the first name that would come up was Stan and Liz Holba. They were always so visible at the club on or off the hill, bringing joy and laughter to everyone whether helping out at the races by sorting bibs, making up race lists, advising the staff on course set up, and Stan would race himself cheering on everyone and their children and grandchildren. Always having fun on the dance floor, or sipping a cold one at the bar Stan and Liz were always together, they were a devoted couple to their family and friends and to each other with always a big smile. When Jerry was not able to ski any longer Stan used to tell him it was his important job to do his best to support the libations department. One could not mention TSC events without bringing up Stan and Liz’s names as they contributed to the success of many over the years. When Stan was President he asked me if I would chair the 75th anniversary of TSC, I was honored and with his guidance and helping pick the heads of committees and it was a great success. During the many days of organizational meetings, etc. I got to know Stan better and better and then he talked me into adult racing and the rest is history. He was an exceptional human being, very positive and saw the good in everyone. He will be greatly missed by his sole mate Liz, his family and his friends at the club. I’m sure he’s organizing some races in heaven as we speak. Rest In Peace Dear Friend.

  10. Rosemary Kelly
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Wonderfully written and so richly deserving of all praises and accolades. Stan would be so proud of your beautiful, befitting tribute you honored him with. A true testament to the man he was and the legacy he has left behind. He will be sadly missed. Stan was truly “the man”.
    My thoughts and condolences to Liz, Jeff, Andy, Shannon and Mary Beth

  11. Barbara Coolich
    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    We were so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. He was such a lovely man and a fixture at the TSC.
    Condolences to the family.
    Len and Barb Coolich


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