Arnold Cecil Holmes

Arn passed away peacefully to a well-deserved rest, with his family by his side, on Thurs., Nov. 14, 2013.
He was born April 29, 1927, to Sam and Reta Holmes. He was the brother of Nelda, Eleanor, Lila, and Eldon. He was predeceased by Harold, Roy, Gordon, Elva, Audrey, and Lee.
He attended Summers School on County Road 43 – finishing school to work on the family farm. On March 5, 1947, he married Vivian Scott, and settled on a farm on Vinegar Hill where they farmed for more than 40 years. He was the proud father of Phyllis (Larry), Leeann (Greg), and Wray (Nancy), grandfather of Melanie (Dan), Michael, Jessica (Paul), and Sarah (Mark), and great-grandfather of Rowan and Gregory.
Arn and Viv spent many good times attending dances, square dancing, and camping. He made friends wherever he went. He was a good friend, and a loving family man.
Condolences may be sent to Vivian at the Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Rd. in South Mountain on Sun., Dec. 1,from 1 to 4 pm. A private interment of ashes will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville
Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Dundas County Hospice or the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
In honour of Arn’s memory, please do a kind deed for a friend or neighbour.
The arrangements are entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836).
Condolences may be made at  www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com