Charles “Irwin” Holmes

Charles “Irwin” Holmes passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2008, to be together always with his best friend 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 father to 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 be missed by his 12 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Robert (Helen), sisters-in-law Mary Holmes, Von Holmes and Linda Adams, and by brother-in-law Earle (Inez) Adams. He was predeceased by 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 Livestock Exchange. He was a dedicated member of Winchester Springs United Church. He will be remembered by many nephews, nieces, and friends for his passion for fishing, hunting, and curling.
Visitation will be held at Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain today, Wed., Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will 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 Springs United Church would be greatly appreciated.