Hazel I. Holmes
Hazel Holmes (nee Dunbar) of Winchester passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sat., Feb. 21, 2009. She was 88.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Holmes. She was the loved sister of Albert (late Beulah) Dunbar of Winchester, Nellie (Sterling) McEwen of North Gower, and Clare (Millie) Dunbar of Iroquois. She was predeceased by brothers Harold (the late Mabel), and Floyd (Ruth). She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Hazel’s life revolved around the church but not only at the local level. She worked at the denominational Publishing House when it was in Syracuse, then with World Gospel Mission in Marion, IN, and then for several years she was the personal secretary to the president of Houghton College, N.Y. In 1974 she came back home and married Stan Holmes. Together they were ardent supporters of the ministry of Winchester Wesleyan Church. She remained very active until the summer of 2008 when her health didn’t permit it.
Family and friends paid their respects at the Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester on Mon., Feb. 23. The funeral service was held in the Winchester Wesleyan Church on Tues., Feb. 24, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Donations may be made to Winchester Wesleyan Church Building Fund or Gideons International.