In Celebration of

Anita Theresia Margareta Hold (nee Jost)

February 19, 1938 -  December 27, 2018

Passed peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal on December 27th 2018.

Devoted wife of Tony Hold; loving mother of Markus and Betina; grandmother of Krista, Alexander and Katarina; sister to Hans Peter; aunt to James, Elisa and Hannah. Loved by all, she leaves to mourn many extended family members and friends, both in Canada and abroad.

A woman of formidable determination, Anita fought hard to give her family the gift of her presence for Christmas. When not receiving visits from beloved family members and old friends, one of her greatest comforts during her final days was listening to Ave Maria, the song played at hers and Tony’s wedding fifty-seven years ago.

Throughout her life, Anita was a dedicated patron of the arts and a generous supporter of numerous charitable causes. She will be greatly missed by the Austrian Society of Montreal, who she served for forty years and was awarded a Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Family will receive condolences on January 25th from 16:00 to 21:00 and January 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 at the
Mount Royal Funeral Complex
1297 Chemin de la Forêt,
Outremont, QC, H2V 2P9
(514) 279-6540

A church service will be held at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish (899 Chomedey Blvd, Laval, Quebec) on January 26th from 13:30 to 14:30, followed thereafter by a gathering of family and friends at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex.

The family would like to thank the excellent medical staff at St. Mary’s for their devoted care to Anita. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name will be graciously accepted to the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Cancer Care Fund (In patient Department, in her name).


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Barbara Zaharescu 

Entered January 3, 2019

Mein innigstes Beileid!
Barbara Zaharescu

Elizabeth Wirth (Friend)

Entered January 3, 2019 from Montreal

Dear Hold family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your huge loss. Anita was a selfless kind hardworking woman admired and loved by all who knew her. Working with her on the Austrian Ball was a special pleasure and she will be greatly missed.
I know how incredibly hard it will be for you to be without her but I hope all your good memories will be of some consolation.
Love, Liz and Lou

Anna Jarolim and Allan Dubeau (Friend from Austrian Society)

Entered January 3, 2019 from Montreal

Our condolences to Tony and family. Anita was such an elegant woman, we enjoyed spending time with her at the yearly Heurigen preparations. It was a joy to watch Anita and Tony dance across the floor during the evening. I admired her strength and her grace. Anna and Allan

Patricia Fraser (friend)

Entered January 4, 2019 from Montreal

My sincere condolences on the passing of Anita. I worked with her within the Austrian Society for many years. She will be missed greatly and always loved

Dan Sabadics 

Entered January 4, 2019 from Toronto

My deepest condolences Tony, Markus, Betina and family. I will always remember Anita fondly for her kindness, strong family values and charitable nature. She impacted so many throughout her life with her positive outlook and ability to make all feel welcome. I forever treasure the way she made me feel a part of her family. Rest easy now Anita.


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