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Obituary - Tony Holloway
(Cattrysse Golden Retrievers)


I am sad to tell you that Tony Holloway (Cattrysse) passed away on 3rd January, after a long illness very bravely borne, aged 67. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife Irene, and daughters Debbie and Joanne. He was a devoted family man, and immensely proud of his daughters, and rightly so. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and fellow exhibitors in dogs, and so will his lovely sense of humour and classic dry comments.

Before having Goldens, Tony was a keen and very successful pigeon racer, and was well known in the racing world. The affix Cattrysse is in fact a breed of pigeon.

By 1969 Tony had finished with pigeon racing, and the first Golden was purchased, a Stubblesdown, and the next year a Cressex bitch, from which a litter of one was bred later to become Sh.Ch.Cattrysse Chevalier. The dogs were always in Irene’s name, but when their first daughter was born, Tony took over handling the dogs, and this continued. They also bred Int.Ch.Cattrysse Administrator, and made up Sh.Ch.Sootek Dawn Jest (by Chevalier) which they owned, but did not put on their affix. They had other dogs with CC’s and RCC’s. At one time, they also had Rottweilers, and Tony always kept goats, the milk being excellent for puppies. Tony. was a keen gardener, and grew the most beautiful chrysanthemums, although he did not exhibit them. The Holloways were well known in the show circuit, from Bournemouth to Scotland, and in the seventies and early eighties we all had lots of fun at the shows.

His funeral will be on Friday 18th January at 1.30 at St Annes Church, Chertsey, Surrey. Funeral Directors are Walter G. Wort, 90 Station Road, Addleston, Surrey, KT15 2AD.(Tel: 01932 843143). No flowers by request, but Donations please to the British Lung Foundation.

John Tiranti