Lucas Holtom Carnival Day

Saturday July 8th, 2017

11:00AM - 3:00PM


A FREE Carnival?

Each year families come enjoy a stress free day of fun & are reminded about the preciousness of life, given a new appreciation for the joy of children and above all, feel they had an opportunity to celebrate!

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Lucas Engelbrecht Holtom

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Lucas throwing stones at Lake Louise Lucas throwing stones at Lake Louise
July 9th, 1998 - July 14th, 2000


Lucas-RedWho is Lucas Holtom, you might be asking? He was a very special little boy, loved by many, but not more than the love he had from his proud mom and dad, who could not get over the miracle of this, their first child. 

 There are so many memories, but here are a few highlights, just to give you a taste.

Lucas will always be remembered for his bright red hair, sparkling blue eyes, and ever present smile. He brought joy to many people by offering that smile, knowing their name or possibly giving a hug. Though he was only two, he lived life to the fullest.

He LOVED to eat, and often asked for "moooooooore?" before he was finished! He loved to play ball - especially if he could yell "SCOOOOOORE!!" whith his arms raised victoriously in the air. From the moment he woke, his goal was to PLAY. "Play toys, daddy?" was usually the first question of the day. Of course, outside was also a big attraction, and if the door was open, Lucas could be heard with a mournful sigh... "OUTSIDE...!"

The church, as you can imagine being a minister's son, was a big part of Lucas' life. He loved being there, surrounded by so many people that loved him. He loved the music and the singing, and tried to join in whenever he could. Hewould often sing "HOLY!" after hearing a bunch of "Holy, holy" songs. Even our bedtime routine had started to include singing"I've got the joy!" (not exactly a lullaby!)

I guess his favourite activity of his last days was throwing stones... in the water, in long grass, whatever, but that was tops. We couldn't go past a puddle without trying to find a stone or something to throw in it. We smile as we think of Lucas... smiling, laughing, crying, hugging, sleeping.

We are glad for an event like this carnival that reminds us of the joy he brought to us, and the joy that life still has to offer.


Katrina & Lucas Jamie & Lucas
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