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Alan Holman

Alan Holman

Passed in: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Passed on: December 5th, 2010

Born 1915, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 in Charlottetown. Alan H. Holman OC was the last Holman to work in the family firm, R. T. Holman Ltd. The company was created by his grandfather in 1857. He served as the company's president from 1950 until his retirement in 1980. As a member of the militia, Alan was called to active service with the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, and served overseas in Newfoundland, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Holland and Germany. He and his young family moved from Summerside in 1953 to expand the Charlottetown operations of the business. Alan was the driving force behind the creation of the Confederation Court Mall in downtown Charlottetown. He played a leading role in the establishment of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and twice served as the chairman of its board. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1980 for his contributions to the business and arts communities. Alan was the youngest child of Harry T. and Constance Wright Holman of Summerside. He was predeceased by his sisters Margaret, Gerda, Keltie and Hilda, his brother Harry, his first wife Jean Crichton (1960), his wife Helen Judson Hogan (Oct, 2010) and his stepson Geoffrey Hogan (1992). He is survived by his sons Alan (Chrystyna), Harry (Brenda), James (Kim), John (Elise), David (Julain) and Philip (Ingrid), his step-daughters Carol Ann (Al), Jan (Herb), Bea (John) and Kathleen (Albert), 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Resting at the MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Funeral Friday from St. Paul's Anglican Church at 10 a.m. Interment later in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com.


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