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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Kearney “Bud” Holohan (1931-2002)

Hockey coach, community activist.

He grew up in Winnipeg and, as a young man, worked as a railway porter then operated an insurance business for many years. He later became involved in the transportation business and Fort Rouge Plate and Auto Glass. At the time of his death, he was employed part-time with the City of Winnipeg Board of Revisions.

In the early 1960s, he was Manager of the Winnipeg Maroons Hockey Club, which won the Allan Cup in 1964. This led to the formation of the Canadian National Hockey Program, of which he was a manager in the late 1960s. He was an Educational Advisor with the Canadian Olympic Team in 1967 to 1968. In 1999 he was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

He died at Winnipeg on 18 November 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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