John George Holowaty born February, 25 1924 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2012 in Surrey, BC. Leaving to mourn is his wife Mary, daughter Caroline (Lothar) Breitschuh, son Randy (Lisa) Holowaty,daughter Shelly (Ted) Hall; grandchildren Christopher, Darren, Barry, Steffen, Carsten, Clint, Derek, Kayla, Brett, Cassandra, Danny, Robert, Natasha, Jonathon and great grandchildren. Also brother Nick Holowaty and sister Anne Melnyk and many nieces and nephews, relatives and good friends. Predeceased by son Lonnie. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his luck with cards and the sparkle in his eye as he joked with friends and family. He touched many peoples lives especially his grandchildren who fondly remembered him as "Gido". A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and a service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 8 at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC.