Obituary of Covy Holland
December 31, 1980 - Kindersley, Saskatchewan
May 30, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
Covy Holland beloved partner of Cassie Molyneux, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the age of 41 years.
Covy was born in Kindersley, SK on Dec 31, 1980, always ready to celebrate his birthday with ringing in or welcoming a new year. He settled in Calgary, AB in 2008 after spending 10 years studying and working in Medicine Hat, Kindersley, Brooks, Calgary, Estevan, and Grand Prairie.
Covy graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology, where he first met Cassie in 2003. Covy was reconnected to Cassie on November 18, 2011. They spent their relationship in Calgary, raising and saying good-bye to their dog Chewie on August 19, 2021. They were soulmates who loved the simple pleasures in life - being outdoors, watching good movies, laughing with each other, and spending time with their families, especially their nieces and nephews.
Covy was a bright light who brought joy to everyone around him. He shared his gift for performance and seeing the beauty in life through his many years of improv, MCing weddings of family and friends, and entertaining everyone around him with his quick wit and hilarious way of seeing the world and sharing his stories. He had a particular gift for connecting with children, and he brought laughter, joy, and connection to every child he spent time with. Covy found his connection to his Higher Power in nature and loved to be outdoors biking or hiking to connect with this Power.
Covy is survived by his loving partner Cassie; Cassie’s mom Traci; Cassie’s sister Ashley, her husband Ryan and their daughter Maylee; his sister Natalie and brother-in-law Jordin and their children Nelle, Mason, Avery and Duke; his sister Trina and brother-in-law Layne and their son Myer; his Dad Gary and his partner Susan; and his Mom Ellen and her husband Tom. He is also survived by his Grandma Lorna, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Covy fought a long hard battle with mental illness. His family and friends will be forever grateful and in awe of his strength and resilience in this battle, and the gift he gave us to stay with us here for this many years. If you would like to make a donation in Covy’s memory, please consider the Canadian Mental Health association at https://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/ways-to-give/donate/.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. There is a virtual option for the service, and the link will be available here live (see below) and for 90 days after the service. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Covy Holland, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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