Obituary for Michael Holiday
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Claude “Fridge” Holiday. He passed away on April 21st 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 72. He was the rock and foundation of not only Harbour Printing but also to an amazing family of 5 kids (Jonathan (deceased), Kevin (Kelly), Jennie (Mike), Julie (Aaron), Chris (Jen) and 15 grandkids (Nathan, Caleb, Aidan, Carson, Tyler, Olivia, Carter, Ryan, Aurora, Sienna, Adelaide, Claire, Dylan, Emma, Connor!). Michael was truly an amazing father and an even better Poppa to his grandchildren. He was always a constant source of wisdom, courage, insight and inspiration. He was born March 2nd 1951 in Montreal Quebec, to Joan Chadwick and Claude Holiday with siblings Joan Ann, Susan and Kenneth. He was born and raised on Bellmore Ave in NDG, Montreal. Later, he met the love of his life and wife Carole through his best friend Lorna. After getting married they eventually moved to Toronto. After a few years they settled in Brampton Ontario, where they would welcome 5 wonderful children. During this period, Michael started Harbour Printing, a vibrant company still running today under his sons. Over the years he was able to connect and support so many people. Michael had many charitable causes close to his heart, he was able to impact so many people over the years. It culminated into the Jonathan Holiday School he helped build in Congo, Africa in memory of his late and cherished son. No words can describe the loss for our family, he truly was an amazing human being and this world won’t be the same without him. He is a legend. He had such a contagious laugh and smile that will be forever be missed. He was still passionate about so many projects until the end.
Cremation has taken place according to his wishes and a private service. A celebration of life will be held as follows:
Celebration of Life Information
Friday April 28th 2023, 1 to 4 pm
Cataraqui Golf and Country Club
32 Country Club Dr, Kingston
Friday May 5th 2023, 12 to 4 pm
Brampton Golf Course
7700 Kennedy Road
In lieu of any flowers. Please donate to two things that he was so passionate about:
1) The Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre:
The Care he got from the cancer centre staff at KHSC. We can’t thank them enough for all the wonderful care he received – Dr. Andrew Robinson, Cindy from Davies 4 ICU, all the amazing staff and most importantly his daughter Julie who was his angel on earth during his care
2) The Jonathan Holiday memorial School-
Started in memory of Michael’s late son Jonathan “Lawner” Holiday. This was a passion project that he not only started but visited first hand, he always believed in helping others through the power of education.
The Jonathan Holiday school: https://www.theartofcourage.ca/