Mrs. Mary Holding
Mrs. Mary Holding was born in Kingston ON to a military family and has lived in the Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and the US. She grew up in London ON and moved to Toronto and Ottawa for work after graduating from university. Mary earned a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontar-io and a Diploma in Computer Programming from Algonquin College. She has worked for an international consulting firm, the Ottawa General Hospital, and the Bank of Canada all in consulting and information technology. Mary was also stay-at-home mom for many years. She is now enjoying retirement. Mary is married to John, and they have three grown children: Michael in British Columbia; Ann and her husband in Ontario; and Elizabeth and her husband in Manitoba. Mary has always been active in her church, although the denomination has changed from time to time – Presbyterian, United Church and Anglican. She has taught Sunday school, been pastoral visitor, a member of church council, and worked in faith renewal movements. Her interests are meditation, reading, knitting, politics and the Canadian Bible Society.