Winchester Press – obit – Charles “Irwin” Holmes

Charles “Irwin” Holmes

Charles “Irwin” Holmes passed awaypeacefully on Oct. 21, 2008, to be together always with his bestfriend and dear wife Amy, who predeceased him on Sept. 27, 2008.He was 91.
He was a devoted husband for 67 years. He was a wonderful fatherto Mary Lou Greenaway, Clara (George) Edwardson, Brenda (David)Simpson, and Kenton (Laurie Ann) Holmes. He was a loving grandfather,and will be fondly remembered by Elizabeth (Ryan), Rob (Julie),Kate, Kirk (Vani), Natalie, Leslie (John), Craig (Gunta), Amy(Carl), Jennie, Kaila, Ryan, Sheldon, and Meaghan. He will bemissed by his 12 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brotherRobert (Helen), sisters-in-law Mary Holmes, Von Holmes and LindaAdams, and by brother-in-law Earle (Inez) Adams. He was predeceasedby his sisters Della, Mina, Dora, and Louisa, and brothers Tom,Oliver, Harry, Leslie, Nathaniel, Edwin, and Eldred.
Irwin was a cattle dealer, farmer, and owner of Holmes LivestockExchange. He was a dedicated member of Winchester Springs UnitedChurch. He will be remembered by many nephews, nieces, and friendsfor his passion for fishing, hunting, and curling.
Visitation will be held at Byers Funeral Home in South Mountaintoday, Wed., Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral servicewill be held at Winchester Springs United Church on Thurs., Oct.30 at 1 pm, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Winchester SpringsUnited Church would be greatly appreciated.