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Carl Lewis Holotuk

1923 - 2021


Holotuk, Carl Lewis (April 23,1923 - April 13, 2021) 

Carl Lewis Holotuk, a decorated World War ll veteran, peacefully passed away surrounded by the love of his family at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on April 13, 2021 in his 98th year. Lew was known to many as “Lewie the Hook”. He will be forever missed by his beloved wife Mary Holotuk (nee Barton). Cherished father to Ronald (Lori), Patsy Aitchison and Ted (Penny). He will be missed and always remembered by his  8 grandchildren and as well by his 16 great grandchildren. Lew is predeceased by his parents Peter Holotuk and Rosina Holotuk (nee Kuehni). Lew is survived by his siblings Allan (Florence), Adele (late George) Switzer and Steve (Vi) Holotuk as well as by his sister-in-law Eileen Lamb (late Wilbert) and brother-in-law Gilles (late Rose) Charbonneau. Carl is also predeceased by his siblings Gordon (Emily), Art (Jean), Edna (Fred), Anne (Alvin), Lillian (Harry, Paul) and Dan (Grace) his in-laws Eva Piper (Ken), Seymour (Jessie), Harold (Luella), Abbie, Mervin (Elizabeth), Elmer (Beatrice), Harry (Lillian) and Lloyd Barton. Cremation will occur at Whispering Pines Funeral Home and a graveside burial in Restoule will take place at a later date. If desired, donations to the Restoule Legion Branch 639, Restoule United Church or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made to


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Marilyn Young

April 29, 2021 6:15 PM

A gentleman through and through and a new friend who welcomed me to his community unconditionally! I will miss our monthly appointments!!!! Warmly.
Marilyn Young

Les and Carolyn Kent

April 28, 2021 10:27 AM

So sorry to hear about Lew. Our condolences to the family. Lew took in a 15 year old boy and taught him about being a tow truck driver and mechanic. They both shared a great sense of humour. Rodger Wilson was that brother. I will never forget how much Lew meant to my brother. God Bless you all.

Steve McGary

April 24, 2021 9:00 AM

Condolences to the family. Sad news to hear . First met Lew in 1964. He was The Book of Knowledge on many subjects. Holotuks Garage for years was the only one to call if you had  towing or recovery jobs. Always got the job done . Day or night Lew would be there.They still haven't been replaced to this day.  

Harry and Sharon Conway

April 23, 2021 12:03 PM

Deepest sympathies we will miss you Lew

Dan Wilson

April 22, 2021 9:35 AM

The best "hook" I've known in my lifetime.  Towing has never been the same in Huntsville and area since Mr. Holotuk's retirement and move.
God bless!

Dan Wilson  Huntsville O.P.P. (retired)

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