With broken hearts we announce the passing of Claire Holt on August 6, 2019 at Revelstoke, BC. She was 65 years of age.
Claire was born in Blairmore, AB on September 27, 1953 to loving parents, Gino and Roberta Maruca. She was raised to appreciate all of life’s blessings and to cherish family and friends. On December 29, 1984, Claire married the love of her life, George Andrew Holt. During their thirty-four years as husband and wife, they made countless wonderful memories together.
Claire was an active person with many interests but above all her relationships with friends and family were what she valued most. Nothing made her happier than visiting those she loved, with a big mug of coffee in her hand, of course. Claire was also a talented quilter and an avid golfer. She was able to combine these hobbies with her social nature through her involvement with The Rag Bags quilting group and the Crowsnest Pass Ladies Golf League. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, Claire loved to travel to visit family and friends and to experience new places with George. Being social media savvy, she was able to keep in close contact with her family and friends when she couldn’t catch up with them in person during “Happy Hour”. Claire brightened every room she entered with her smile and easy laugh, and enriched the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is her husband, George Holt of Coleman, AB and, during the winter months, of Yuma, AZ; her daughters, Michelle Leroux and her husband, Riley Johnson of Pemberton, BC and Chantal Leroux and her partner, Ryan Warren of Bragg Creek, AB; her sister, Cheryl (Randy) Parsons of Claresholm, AB; her brother, Jim (Mario Salazar) Maruca of Calgary, AB; as well as her extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gino and Roberta Maruca.
The Memorial Service honouring Claire’s life will be held at the Pass Powderkeg Ski Area Lodge (12402 – 18 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00am with Pastor Al Robinson officiating. Donations in memory of Claire will be gratefully accepted by the Lupus Society of Alberta (www.lupus.ab.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.