Vivian Enid Holmes
August 21, 1929 – March 8, 2018
Vivian Holmes passed away after a brief illness at Medex Residence in Ottawa on Thurs., March 8, 2018.
She was born in Riceville, Ont., to James and Elizabeth (nee Gates) Scott. She was predeceased by siblings Thelma, Clarence, Ruben, Ernie, George, Ileen, Grace Erratt, and Carl, and is survived by Keith. Vivian married Arnold Holmes of Winchester on March 5, 1947, and raised three children – Phyllis, Leeann, and Wray, on their farm on Vinegar Hill.
Viv, as she was best known, volunteered in the community and worked the family farm for many years. Arn and Viv loved square dancing, camping by the St. Lawrence, and playing euchre with family and friends on Saturday nights.
Vivian was predeceased by Arnold, and a daughter, Phyllis (Larry) Saganski. She is survived by children Leeann (Greg Chamberlain) and Wray (Nancy Farley). She was the loving grandma of Melanie and Michael Fisher; and Jessica (Paul Roberts), and Sarah (Mark Daley) Chamberlain; and was great-grandma to Rowan and Gregory Daley. She also leaves behind a special friend, Bill Horner, as well as many friends from her years in Morrisburg at the Hartford Retirement Residence.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sun., April 1 from 1 to 4 pm at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation, or Dundas County Hospice.
The arrangements are entrusted to Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836).
To celebrate Vivian’s life, please share a laugh with someone you love.