Elizabeth Christine Holloway

December 4, 1957 to November 4, 2019


Beth passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at Pleasantview Towers.  Her 30-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease is over.  Beth was a high school English and Drama teacher at Port Rexton, Dunville, Whitbourne, and New Harbour, retiring from Holy Trinity Central High in Norman’s Cove.  After retirement she devoted herself to Parkinson Society NL, and over the years she earned the Anne Rutherford Memorial Award and the Mimi Feutl Award for her dedication.  She was the author of My Idiotic Disease.   Predeceased by her parents, Alvin and Winnie Holloway of Dunville, brother-in-law Garry Winsor, and darling nephew Andrew.  She leaves to mourn sisters Rosalind (Richard) Deyholos and Janice Winsor (Glenn Hiscock); Patricia Morrissey, friend, colleague and confidante; aunts and uncles Marie Stead, Musgravetown; Eric and Marion Vincent, Bauline; Levina and Bruce Neal, Pearce and Sylvia Vincent, and Shirley Day, all of St. John’s; residents and staff at Pleasantview Towers; and Beth’s many relatives and friends who visited and kept in touch throughout her journey.  Donations in her memory may be made to Parkinson Society NL, 136 Crosbie Road- Suite 305, St. John’s, NL A1B 3K3 or a charity of one’s choice.  Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, November 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at 11 am, on November 8 from St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s, NL.  Interment will take place at Heritage United Church Cemetery, Musgravetown, at a later date.






2-4 p.m. on November 7, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 7, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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I was so shocked to hear that Bett had passed away when I stopped in to see her yesterday. I didn’t know her as well as I knew her sisters growing up as they were more my age, but I got to know her while visiting another resident over the last year. She was always so full of life and never complained about her disease. She was so crafty and her room really showed her art skills. My husband Don and I will miss her dearly.

Jan and family, I am so very sad to hear of Beth’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace.

Beth was an amazing woman and I feel so grateful that I got to know and work with her. She taught me many things in our time together and she has left an imprint on my heart forever. Thinking about all of her friends and family xo

I remember Ms. Holloway when she taught at Bishop White School, many years ago. She left a positive impression on many young lives, mine included. It was a honour and a privilege to have been one of her student’s

Very saddened to learn of Beth’s passing. So many wonderful memories of her as a friend, a colleague at HTCH in Norman’s Cove, and a truly fantastic teacher to our four children. Her wit was quick and her caring was huge – a true inspiration for all who knew her. Sincere condolences to Beth’s entire family.

I was so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I enjoyed her company so much when my husband was in long term care. I know how much her sisters will miss her. Beth had a truly loving family. My condolences on your loss

Deepest condolences Jan on the passing of your precious sister !!
Sending love & prayers ..
Mike & Winnie Power

Irene and I are very honoured to be among Beth’s many friends. She enjoyed and lived her life to the fullest and impacted so positively on everybody..
Jan and Ros….we are saddened for your loss and we share it with you…but we are so happy for how Beth enriched your lives!

My sincere condolences to all who loved Beth. She was such an inspiring soul who always had time for a chat and a chuckle. She will be missed!

Jan, I am so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy and pass on my sincere regrets to your sister and all your extended family at this very sad time.
I have no doubt your faith and all your happy memories of Beth will help you at this difficult time.

I was lucky to have Miss Holloway as my language teacher while attending Holy Trinity Central High. She was a great teacher and had an amazing way to connect with myself and all her students. She was an amazing person and teacher. She will be deeply missed.

So sorry to hear Beth has left this place behind. She was always a big personality, a soft heart, and generous soul, and no less so than in the influence she had on Pleasantview Towers and Eastern Health in promoting the importance of addressing LGBTQ concerns and issues throughout long-term care and health system in general. Thanks for that Beth.
She also came to a harp concert by Ed Kavanagh at our house on Pine Line several years ago and spoke about how it was one of the few things that made her feel relaxed. So Beth I wish you lots of harp music for the rest of time. 🙂 Cheers to you and warm wishes to Janice and family. Donna

So very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was a positive life force who had an awful lot to contend with and she did it bravely and well. My husband Peter and I (DRC Publishing) are proud to have published her book My Idiotic Disease, a book filled with humour and wisdom and truth. Condolences to all Beth’s family.
Jean Stacey

So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Jan I am thinking of you and your family. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories at this time.

My sincere condolences to all the family. Betty and I were young children in the Grace Hospital after ear surgery many years ago. We kept in touch for awhile, then lost touch for quite a while. About 10 years ago , I happened upon her in a Parkinson’s magazine and we touched base by email. She was a wonderful person . I’m sure she will be sadly missed but hold fast to your beautiful memories.
Lorna Oldford (Saunders)

Jan, Roz it was great meeting you today and as you know my cousin Ronnie showed up 3 minutes after I did today. Neither if us knew we were going at all. Beth at it again in her infinite wisdom bringing family and precious moments together. She was not only a teacher but a great mentor for many. Her talent to encourage teenagers in our area was never witnessed before that I am aware of. Your sister told us of your last moments on earth and I woukd expect no different from you. My son said when I got home, “what’s wrong, did you see your favorite teacher?” I said “yes the strongest woman I ever knew”. He said “I thought wonder woman was?” I said she doesn’t compare to Beth. Have fun fishin’ doll face and thank you for guiding me and my life even though I didn’t listen alot of the time! Be at Peace and I’ll be chatting with you. Xx

Teachers like Beth Holloway don’t come along very often. She had a way of making each of us feel like we were special to her, like we were all her favourite. She fought for us and made us believe we could do great things. She truly was made for her chosen career. I hope that she knew just how important she was to her students and what a positive influence she had on our lives.

Jan, Beth’s family & friends: My sincere condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of Beth creating laughter & music for everyone in a room! May fond memories of good times you shared help ease the sadness in the days ahead. God Bless.

Sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I remember Beth’s amazing wit and kindness. She rests in good hands and in the company of many loved ones. Condolences and love to all.

Just received news of Beth’s passing. I taught with Beth during her time in Norman’s Cove. She was a wonderful person and a dedicated and well liked teacher. Ruby and I send our condolences to all her family.

Just heard the news about Beth’s passing. I would like to take this time to express my sincere condolences to the family. Beth was an exceptional teacher and she will be sadly missed. My memories of her as a teacher in Whitbourne, I will carry with me forever. Thank you Beth! For always coaching me to be a better person and making me believe that every challenge in life can always be accomplished.

Jan and Roz, I’m so sorry yo hear of Beth’s passing. Big memories of Beth and our time with PSNL. A strong lady for sure. May God hold her in the palm of his hand. Bless you all at this time.

Just heard the news about Beth’s passing. I would like to take this time to express my sincere condolences to the family. Beth was an exceptional teacher and she will be sadly miss. My memories of her as a teacher in Whitbourne, I will carry with me forever. Thank you Beth! For always coaching me to be a better person and making me believe that every challenge in life can always be accomplished.

My memories of Beth go way back ,( too many years to mention) to when we both babysat for the Northcott children in Dunville. Not sure who the children were, us or them! We had some great times together. In recent years, life kinda got in the way and we didn’t get to see each other very often. She was a wonderful, beautiful soul who will be missed by everyone who knew her, My sincere condolences to Jan, Rosalind and families. May all your memories of Beth help you get through these first few difficult days, and all the days to come. She will live on in you and in all who knew her. R I P my precious friend.

Dear Jan,
I am very sorry to find out about Beth’s passing. Although I had only a few occasions to be in her company, I enjoyed our conversations and felt she was a very nice person. I’m sure you have many fond memories and hope at times when you miss her they will lighten your heart.
Sincerely, Shirley Connolly

So very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing, thoughts and prayers to all her family and friends. I had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Beth when I worked at Pleasant View Towers. She was so happy when I purchased her book. Such a loving and caring individual, with a great personality.. God Bless. Rest in Peace dear Beth.

Sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I first met Beth as Meadow Creek when my mother (Nita Vincent Gibbons) was a resident there and Beth and a couple of her friends were proving musical entertainment there. We’ve met several times since then at the various Parkinson’s meetings and functions.. Most recently at the Shake Rattle and Stroll in September. She was an inspiration to all of our Parkinson’s members and she’ll always be remembered. R I P my friend.

Roz,Janice,Levina Bruce,Sylvia and Pearce,Shirley Eric and Marionand
The entire family of. Vncent’s
Since condolences to you all on the passing of Beth……
A friendly lady who I had many conversations with
During her long journey…….Don’t forget that “sup”
Of. Liquid on the way to the Pearley Gates……
May God Bless you…….

Dear Jan, Ros and family: We were so sad to hear of Beth’s passing. We will always remember her smile and humorous nature. She was always one that made all of us laugh out loud!

So sad to read about Beth’s passing. She was a teacher on thestaff when I was principal at Whitbourne High School. I remember her as a dedicated teacher who lived life to the fullest. Marguerite and I are currently out of the province and would like to pass along condolances to her family. May she rest in peace.

Miss Holloway was my teacher in St Martins High in Dunville NL. Sorry to hear of her passing. Sending thoughts to her family and friends.

Jan and Family,
So very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I know she will be greatly missed by so many. I’ll never forget her kindness towards me during my time at Parkinson Society NL. What a beautiful soul she was! May she rest in peace.

To Jan and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I met Beth during my stay at Pleasant View Towers and we hit it off like old friends reunited. Our connection was our mutual love of music. Beth’s enthusiasm was contagious and as a result quite a few other people became involved. Her legacy will continue but she will be sadly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Don’t know any of Beth’s family but want to send my condolence to all her family and friends. A few years ago I met Beth in New West Valley. My first impression of her was indeed that she was one bright, friendly and wonderful Lady. We socialized for a couple hours with other friends and for sure she was the life of the party…..she was indeed an inspiration to many. I marvelled at her pleasant personality despite her handicap. So sorry for her loss. May her dear soul Rest In Peace..

Roz, Jan, Richard & Glen – We know how much you will miss Beth. You will miss her kindness, her cantankerous moments, her sense of humour, her arguments, her outrageous comments, her strength and her inspiration through her horrible disease. We are very honoured to have had the privilege of meeting her a couple of years ago. We are so glad she is going home to Musgravetown – probably her most favourite place in the world. Keep all your memories of Beth close to your heart and continue to share her stories and her story…. she was so lucky to have 2 wonderful sisters. REST IN PEACE AND COMFORT Beth. 💓💓 Deb & Gary McQueston

To Jan, Roz and the whole family . So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I remember Beth has a little blond haired girl when I first came to Dunville and boarded with the family. She and her family became my life long friends. I saw Beth grow into a beautiful , loving young lady . Then on to her chosen career . She touched so many people with her laughter and her out- look on life. RIP dear Beth Sincere condolences to the family

So sorry for your loss. Beth may you Rest In Peace! Sincere condolences.

Jan , Ros & Families,

We were saddened to read of Beth’s passing.. She accepted her ailments & fought a lengthy battle. She was an Ambassador for the Parkinson’s Society. She will be missed. RIP Beth.

So sorry to hear of Beth’s death, Jan. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Sincere condolences.

So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. She was a great advocate for Parkinsons and worked so hard for the Society. May she rest in peace. Linda and Don Martin

Jan, Roz, family and friends of Beth, we are so saddened to hear of her passing. It was an honour to have known Beth, she was always a bright light.. The last time we saw Beth she was in Dominion, with Jan, picking up “Storm Chips”. We know that she will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her vibrant personality, she will never be far, only a memory away.

Jan and Roz and family, we were saddened to hear of Beth’s passing. Our memories of her are filled with smiles and thoughts of laughter shared. Her sense of humour was second to none. Rest in peace, Beth. Lorna and Melvin

Jan, Roz & Richard and Friends & Family:
Loving and caring thought are sent to you today. Beth’s laughter, the stories and her kindness will never be forgotten. Many memories of the Holloway girls coming back to Dunville to visit dad & mom……Beth – with the trunk full of Walmart specials, everyone talking and laughing. The Holloways were good neighbours.. Beth, Rest in Peace .

Jan and family, so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing.She was the funniest lady always making people laugh . My deepest sympathies to you all.. Mary and Duane Walsh🙏🙏

Jan and family, so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing.She was the funniest lady always making people laugh . My deepest sympathies to you all.. Mary and Duane Walsh🙏🙏

Saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favourite teachers.

Miss Holloway was a driven educator, who challenged her students to achieve in school and in life. I remember many “spirited” debates with her students within the walls of St. Martin’s. We did not need a debate club, every class was debate club. But her methods brought out the best of every student.

Educator, mentor, author, activist, advocate, friend. Her presence touched so many, her impact is far reaching.

My condolences to her family and friends.

To Jan , Sorry to hear of the passing of your sister, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Peter and Shirley Barbour

My thoughts and prayers are with Han and Roseland at this Sad time and difficult time …. Beth has always been a teacher and a fighter .
Dispute not having been as close in recent years . I have know Beth since 1976., and we shared the many ups and downs of our lives..
She had to endure the terrible symptons and side effects of Parkinson’s and it led her in the direction of reaching out to others, to give and receive support and So much more ,like her work at the Society ,of which she focused on and excelled at .. Her love of music and writing were gifts that she loved .
Be at peace now Beth
You are gone fishing , and I hope you will find plenty of beautiful Angel Fish .

My heart is broken to hear about Beth. She was an amazing person. I’m sure she and Nan will have some good scoffs together.

All my love to Jan, Roz, and Richard. I know how close you all are. Thinking and praying for you all. <3

Beth was a huge part of my life for over 12 years, but Parkinson’s and life finally took its toll, and I am shocked to know she is gone, just shy of her 62nd birthday. My sincere condolences to the whole family and especially Jan & Roz (Richard) as you were so close. When you 3 sisters got together you were a force to be reckoned with, and guaranteed gales of laughter would ensue. Beth brought so much laughter into life in general and a whole different spin on living life with Parkinson’s from an early age. Her good works for Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador , her advocacy for those living with Parkinson’s, and the fun and positive attitude for the younger onset group leaves behind huge shoes to fill. May she be resting in pease now, finally.

Jan, so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing.. Be comforted by all your happy memories of good times together. Thinking of you.

Godspeed brave lady.

We are thinking about you and your family as you adjust to life without Beth. We are thankful for all of the work Beth did for the Parkinson’s Community, it meant a lot to so many. We hope the happy memories of Beth and your times together are source of comfort.
Warmest Regards, Ray Sturge, Bernice Templeman & Family

I am sorry to hear of your sisters passing.. I wish I had known her better.

I was very sorry to hear this sad news today. My condolences to the whole family.

Jan and family please accept my deepest Condolences on Beth’s passing. May God give you the courage and strength to get through this most difficult time. I so enjoyed caring for Beth she was so kind and caring.She will be deeply missed. Wanda Tobin

Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visits with Beth;. Thinking about you and your family at this difficult time. Sending love and prayers. Hugs!

Mrss Holloway ( Beth) was my language arts teacher at Holy Trinity Central High in Normans Cove. I always looked forwards to her class even though i certainly did not excel in Language. Always enjoyed our conversations during school my school years and whenever i was lucky enough to meet her after my school years. She will surely be missed.

To All the Family:
So very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing,. It was only two days ago that Jane and I spoke about her..
Seems like only yesterday my Mother and Father would visit your Family in Dunville and we wold play together as small children So long ago now. Our thoughts are with you all and keep her in memory.
Love and Best Wishes
Wayne and Jane (Hancock).

Sorry to hear the sad news.I’ve only known her a short while but it’s like we knew each other all our lives. I met her here at PVT out side playing her accordion while I read.We shared a love of the outdoors and I loved her company. I will miss her smile,her dry humour,her generous spirit and her endless supply of goodies!😄 Rest in Peace Beth..🙏🏻😥💔

My deepest condolences to you Jan and all your family and relatives on Beth’s passing. May you treasure all the happy times you shared with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace

Condolences to the families of Beth Holloway; She was a beautiful person that has touched the lives of many; May she rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to Beth’s family and friends. I was lucky enough to have had Beth for a teacher. She left a hugh impact on those that she taught, she always encouraged her students to be their best and true to themselves. I have fond memories of her as a teacher, but also the friendship and guidance she continued to give into my university days. She will be missed by all who knew her, as she left a lasting impression on all of us that were lucky enough to have known her.

Jan and family. So very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was a great person. She left such a legacy with her Parkinson’s awareness work. Godspeed, my friend.

To Jan, Roslyn & Richard and Beth’s extended family, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. As you know, Beth & I became friends back in 1976, and even though we were in and out of touch over the years, our friendship was one of a kind! I am so happy to have visited with her this summer and share a few laughs. “Life is changed not ended, and, when this early dwelling turns to dust, an eternal dwelling is made ready for her in heaven”. Rest in Peace, my friend, and may you rise in Glory! “Her chains are gone, she’s been set free!” With sincerest sympathies.

My sincere condolences to Beths family.
Beth was a strong beautiful ambassador of good will, who will be remembered for her big heart, tenacity and honest free spirit. Although I only knew you for a few years, your impact was as if we knew you for a lifetime. Rest easy sweet lady and send your amazing strength to your family (sisters) during their difficult times xoxo.

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing., its what we called you in our school days and the times we walked Dunville road. Lots of memories for sure, always a smile on her face and always had a great story to tell. Rest In Peace my friend. Condolences to the family.

Sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Thinking of you @ this sad time. Beth & I shared the same birthday. We went to school together in Dunville. I can remember dad telling the story of bringing your mom & Beth, mrs. Woodman & baby (maybe Cathy) & mom home from the hospital. I had to stay behind as I was premature.

As a former student of Beth’s, I can attest to the lasting impact her career as a teacher has had. Beth fostered creativity, taught with humor and humility and encouraged generations of students to stay true to their authentic selves while pursing their dreams. So many of us are saddened by her passing but carry her spirit with us each day and are thankful to have had her as a teacher. My condolences to her family and loved ones, I hope your grief can be lifted ever so slightly by knowing how many people she has touched and inspired in the world.

Rest in peace dear friend. An amazing lady and mentor with a heart of gold. Still remember the trip to Seattle…lots of laughs!!! You wiill always be an important part of my life, forever…..

Sorry to hear of Beth’s passing.
Beth became a family friend over 30 years ago when teaching in Whitbourne.
I will always remember her many memorable visits.
R.I.P. Beth

Rose Gushue

So sad to hear of Beth’s passing. I loved her sense of humor, I do believe she could make anyone have a good laugh with her stories. My all time favorite was The Great White Bologna Hunt….it was priceless.
Keep them all laughing up there Beth! You will be missed sweet cousin

Sending my support and sympathy to all Beth’s family at this sad time. I will forever treasure her book, which she signed for me! As I read it, I can hear Beth saying those words….she was such a fun person…she will be missed.

So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, teacher, mentor and friend. I have many memories of her through guiding. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Beth your fantastic sense of humour will be missed at pleasantview towers, it was a pleasure to see you every day gracing our hallways. I will miss our daily chats as your ventured around. Rest easy my friend god bless.

So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing . Sincere condolences to Beth’s family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Shirley Bridger (Loveless)

So sorry to hear about Beth. We are in total shock. You were such an inspiration to us all. WE loved and respected you so much. WE have some beautiful memories to treasure. You did so much for The parkinson’s society. All your pain is gone now and you can rest in peace. Thinking of you Jan I l know how close you were

So saddened to hear of the passing of such a wonderful woman, teacher & friend and much more by so many others. She will be greatly missed by so many. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family at this time.
Be at peace beautiful xox

It is with great sadness today as I hear of Beths passing. How grateful I am to have known her and have her for a teacher. God has gained another angel indeed. Deepest sympathies to Beths family

Beth, you are an inspiration and you leave a legacy of friendship. You were so well loved and respected and I hold dear the times we worked together at Parkinson’s Society. You left an impact on those you helped. To your sisters and friends you leave a saddened heart, but comfort knowing your painful days are done. May she find the best fishin’ spot on the other side. Thinking of you Jan, Patricia and Roz and sending comfort.

Jan and Rosalind…so sorry to hear about Beth.She was a real Trooper .When faced with hardships and difficulty she made the best of a bad situation and moved on to make the society so much stronger.She left the world a better place indeed.Thinking of you at this difficult time.Beth was so fortunate to have you nearby and so supportive of her.She will live forever in your memories