Chad Johnstone Memorial Fund
Upon the sudden, tragic loss of beloved husband Chad Johnstone, Marla Holdstock turned grief into a heartfelt gift to students at Olds College, where both she and Chad had attended as students.
“Chad was passionate about ensuring there are well educated individuals in the farrier industry,” explains Marla, “Olds College is the place where students not only learn and experience Farrier Science, but they also learn how to run a successful business.”
The Chad Johnstone Memorial Farrier Scholarship was initiated by Holdstock to continue the legacy of professional farriers like Chad, at a grassroots level to help make it easier for students at Olds College to successfully achieve their future goals in the farrier industry.
When Marla started the process of becoming a scholarship donor she set out with a goal to reach several students over a five-year period.