Allison Holthoff Obituary, Death – On Saturday, December 31, 2022, Allison Leah Holthoff, who was quite young for her age, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 37. It is with heavy hearts and great grief that we make this announcement. Allison’s amazing heart and the love she has for her family are the reasons why she is so full of life and spirit. Her doggedness, coupled with her “the more the merrier” mentality, has enabled her to achieve a great deal, both in terms of her own personal development and in the context of the community.
As a result of her tireless efforts as a volunteer for the Tidnish Bridge Fire Department, she has been promoted to the positions of Deputy Chief and Treasurer. Following that, she became what’s known as a “Civilian Instructor” by working with Cadets alongside her daughter Holly. In addition to that, Allison was in charge of coordinating the Wild Meat Dinners, the Kids Christmas Parties, After the Bell, and the scrumptious Pancake Breakfasts. She received the “Volunteer of the Year” title as a result of all of her hard work and dedication to making the town a better place, and had she lived longer, she likely would have received many more of these honors. Ali and her family were very involved in the day-to-day operations of their hobby farm located on Ketchum Drive.
Ali is the definition of a “go getter,” and he decided to enroll in the NSCC in September of 2020. Allison would put in a lot of effort to accomplish the things that were out of reach for her throughout her chaotic and challenging childhood. We wished that you could have witnessed her elation and seen how proud she was of herself. It was just three weeks before she died away that she graduated with flying colors, and this allowed her the possibility to work as a Funeral Director and eventually Embalmer. Unfortunately, this is a dream that she will never be able to realize.
Allison will be greatly missed by the man who was the love of her life, Gunter Holthoff; her three incredible children, Holly, Hayden, and Heidi; her siblings, Nathan, Andrew, and Jaimie; her maternal grandmother, Keith Cormier; her paternal grandfather, Carl Salter; and chosen family Kelly, Fox, Tereasa, Dani, and many, many more, in addition to a large extended Family. Allison’s maternal grandfather, Roy Cormier, and her paternal grandmother, Nancy Salter, passed away before she was born. In addition to Allison’s father, David Salter, both of her grandparents on her father’s side have passed away.
Cremation was carried out by Campbell’s Funeral Home in Amherst, Nova Scotia, which may be contacted at (902) 667-9906 for more information. A gathering to celebrate Allison’s life will take place at the Tidnish Crossroads, Community Centre on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 3 to 5 o’clock in the afternoon. A funeral at the graveside is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 7 at 1 pm at the Riverside Cemetery in Tidnish.