John Austin Holbrook

John Austin Holbrook was born in Bellingham on October 19th, 1962. He entered into heaven on January 14th, 2023. John lived in Bellingham his entire life and was proud to be a “Southsider." He graduated from Sehome High School in 1981.

John loved Bellingham Bay, treasure-hunting for bottles and other local artifacts, fishing, antiques, family history, rooting for the M’s and the Dawgs. He was a kind, gentle soul with a twinkle in his eye and a quiet understated nature. His smile and dry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wyck and Marilyn Holbrook and his nephew Christopher Keefe. He is survived by his loving family: Chad and Kim, Alison and Lance, Annalee and Manley, Ruth and Pam, Gregory, Garrett and Becca, Nick, Katie, Blaine and Devon, Kelley, Brody, Harper, Lila, Grant and Arlene, Wayne and Sue, and many cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of John may be made to Lydia Place PO Box 28487 Bellingham WA 98228, or to a charity of your choosing.


From Karyn & Michae…

Wonderful man, cousin, and friend. Many "Southside" shenanigans with him, and fond memories.
Rest easy.

Jan 28, 2023

From joanne

You had a smile that would light up a room*

Beaches, beach fires, fresh crab, and Sandy Point, Peaceful journey cousin John,

Jan 29, 2023

From Ashley Kenny

Such a lovely tribute and wonderful photo! My thoughts are with your entire family during this incredibly difficult time. 

Jan 30, 2023

From Anonymous

Always hold special memories of John...As a kid walking up the block to visit Dad, later a wave on Sinclair Island, as an adult surprise passes by around town-- always a quick smile, quick catch up, quick witty remark, gift of a smile for the rest of the day. 

Peace to your family... John remembered with fondness by ours! -Molly Vangolen (Frazier)

Jan 31, 2023

From Anonymous

My dear cousin John, I have so many fun, beautiful memories of our childhood.... You always had a sly grin and twinkle in your eye.... rest in peace. 

Your cousin.Barb 

Feb 03, 2023

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