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Murray C. Holmes

Murray C. Holmes passed away peacefully onFri., May 18, 2007, surrounded by his family after renewing hisvows of 55 years with his wife Peggy.
He was the loving father of Stephen, Nancy (Roger Fawcett), David(Karen), Thomas (Nancy), Mary Jane (Terry Larose), Jo-Anne (RickyGrisel), Vicki Holmes, and Clarence (Angie). He was the proudgrandpa of Carrie, Mindy, Christina, Tiffany, Julie (Taylor),Alyson, Courtney, Matthew, Nathan, and Evan. He is survived bysisters Marguerite Fawcett, and Murla (Ron Timmins). He was ason of the late Clarence and Hannah (Merkley) Holmes. He was predeceasedby brothers Thomas, Gerald, Lloyd, Woodrow, Keith, and Reg; andsisters Lulu, Edna, and Mary.
Murray was a dedicated dairy farmer and spent his life operatingHolmeshaven Farms with his beloved father and his four sons. Heretired to town in 1987, where he spent his remaining years enjoyinghis friends and neighbours. His love for God and his faith servedhim well to the very end.
Friends paid their respects at the Winchester Funeral Home onMay 20 and 21. The Funeral service was held on May 22 at the WinchesterWesleyan Church with Rev.Thurland Brown officiating, followedby interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
The pallbearers were Stephen Homes, David Holmes, Thomas Holmes,Matthew Holmes, Nathan Grisel, and Evan Grisel. Serving as honourarypallbearers were Hugh Stewart, Bill Sherwood, Bert Larocque, BryanHolmes, Barry Holmes, Bruce Holmes, George Holmes, Lyall Holmes,and Paul Berry.
In memoriam donations to the Winchester Wesleyan Church or theWinchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.