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Obituary - Harold Hoiland

Harold Hoiland

1949 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Hoiland(2020) "Harry"

Harold Joseph Hoiland passed away at his home in Medicine Hat on Monday, November 9, 2020, surrounded by his wife and two daughters. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Freda; their five children, Troy (Liz), Shane, Lee Anne (Lonny), Eric, Nicole and Desiree; grandchildren, Cassidy (Joey), Cara (Waleed), Mitchell, Jessie, Cameron, Eli, Tayvis and Carson; three sisters, Carol (Doug), Shirley, Betty (Dale) and their families. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Beatrice as well as Freda’s parents, Susan and George. He was born on June 5, 1949, in Melfort, SK. Harry and Freda raised their children in Lumsden and later settled in Medicine Hat. Harry was a steel worker at IPSCO for many years where he built many lifelong friendships. He loved riding his Harley and cheering for his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montréal Canadiens. Harry’s rebel spirit will live on forever. As with everything in his life, he did it his way. A memorial service to celebrate Harry’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Harry’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 - 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.


  1. Linda Swanson:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 06:49 PM

    My heartfelt condolences to Freda & family, also Shirley, Carol,Betty & families💕

  2. Kathy Woroniuk:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 06:55 PM

    So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing condolences to you Freda & all the families

  3. Pat Sullivan:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 06:56 PM

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Carson will always remember Harry..we promise.

  4. Dolores Cohnstaedt:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 06:59 PM

    RIP Harry.............Condolences to all the family thoughts, heart and prayers are with you!!! xoxoox

  5. Cheryl & Neil Rawlyk:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 06:59 PM

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of all of you during this sad time. May Harry now rest in peace. He is no longer in pain 🙏🏻

  6. Bruno Cybertowicz:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 07:05 PM

    So Sorry for your loss, he was a good friend.

  7. Joy Cohnstaedt:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 07:47 PM

    You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Harry, and especially to all the children and to Freda. All my love.

  8. Gladys Snell:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Sending condolences and love to Freda and family, Harry will live on with you in you memories.

  9. Shawna Toth:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 08:00 PM

    Sincere condolences from our family to yours. Hold your memories close to your heart. Love.

  10. Sheila Thorpe:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 08:09 PM

    My deepest sympathy to all the Hoiland family

  11. Eileen:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 08:32 PM

    So sorry to hear the heartbreaking news. Such a tremendous loss. My sincerest condolences to the Hoiland family.

  12. Ron and Joanne Curtis:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 09:17 PM

    Freda and family. So very sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He was a great man. Forever know as Harry Queen, best ice cream place Lumsden had. Our deepest condolences to you and all of his loved ones.

  13. Guy vallender:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM

    My deepest sympathy to my coworker from ipsco we worked together for many memorable years RIP

  14. Mal & Vina Braun:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 11:39 PM

    Hi Frieda and family. Sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted at this time by knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Mal and Vina

  15. Stan & Liz Pollon:
    Nov 12, 2020 at 11:46 PM

    We are sorry to hear the news of Harry’s passing.
    We extend our condolences to Freda, his kids, grandkids, sisters and all who loved him.
    He was one of a kind!
    May you gather the strength and courage needed to move forward without him.
    Cherish the best memories.
    Rest In Peace Harry

  16. Garry& Phyllis:
    Nov 13, 2020 at 07:48 AM

    So sorry to here of Harry’s passing. Phyllis and I send our heart felt condolences. To you and your family

  17. Jim Clive/Joanne McCall:
    Nov 13, 2020 at 06:42 PM

    Our sincere condolences to Freda, the kids, and as well Harry's sisters and their families. We have great memories of the time we shared over the years. The rides to Sturgis and the famous birthday parties. Ride on my friend and catch you on the flip side.

  18. Diane Holleman (nee Miazga):
    Nov 14, 2020 at 09:31 AM

    Dear Freda, I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I remember you, Harry and the older boys fondly, as I spent time with you when I was a teenager being your babysitter for Troy and Shane. How time goes by and families grow! May your children and grandchildren be your comfort and May Harry Rest In Peace.

  19. judy quick:
    Nov 14, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Freda & Family
    Sending love to you all - may wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort- Judy & Dave Quick & Family

  20. Paul Clive:
    Nov 14, 2020 at 01:40 PM

    Frieda and family
    I was sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. I enjoyed stoping in to visit from time to time. I will remember those times. I am sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him
    Kind regards

  21. Barb & Mike Sali:
    Nov 14, 2020 at 03:54 PM

    Freda and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, take care.

  22. Ron Gerock:
    Nov 14, 2020 at 04:33 PM

    I'm very sorry to hear of Harry's passing, it's been a long time since I've seen him but I do think of him and the memories and good times we had. He definitely was one of a kind and a good friend. My condolences to Freda and family.

  23. Joan Dietz:
    Nov 15, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    My heartfelt condolences Shirley and to the Hoiland family in the passing of Harry. His memory will always be with you.

  24. Pat and Jeff Trail:
    Nov 15, 2020 at 09:30 PM

    Freda and family, So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. We remember some fun times in Lumsden, and a few trips to the Harry Queen with Dad for ice cream. Take care. Pat and Jeff

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