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Ray Clair Holmes November 21, 1933 - August 1, 2020

Peacefully at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving wife, Elsie, his daughter, Linda and was sung home by Rev. Melody Trolly, on Saturday, August 1, 2020.  Beloved son of the late Hobert Avery Holmes and Hattie Belle Watson.   Loving brother of Ida Fulsom (late Don), Vivian Schultz (late Ken) and predeceased by Adelia, Jean, Lillian (late George), Edna (late Mahlon), Stanley (late Hazel), Doris (late Howard), Helen (late Ira) and Reg.

A Graveside Service will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery 12820-12898 County Road # 43 Winchester on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:30a.m. Please confirm attendance with the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain at (613-989-3836).  By family request Masks must be worn. Donations may be made in Memory of Ray to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Inkerman Wesleyan Church. Online condolences may be made to www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

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A Graveside Service will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery 12820-12898 County Road # 43 Winchester on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:30a.m. Please confirm attendance with the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain at (613-989-3836).  By family request Masks must be worn. Donations may be made in Memory of Ray to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Inkerman Wesleyan Church. Online condolences may be made to www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

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    Pastor Melody says

    Ray Holmes was a special member of Inkerman Wesleyan Church. His love for The Lord, his love of and genuine interest in people, and his joy for living touched everyone he met. He will be greatly missed!
    Elsie and Linda, you are faithfully in our prayers, and very loved.

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      Linda Holmes says

      Thank you for your kind words and everything you have done thus far, Rev. Melody.

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    Lorrie Munro says

    Elsie and Linda, it is with much sadness I read of Ray’s passing. Ray was a very kind and gentle sole, always saw all the goodness in people, I will miss his little jokes he used to tell. Rest In Peace Ray.

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      Linda Holmes says

      Thank you, Lorrie. We have heard these same comments many times.

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    Cathy McRae says

    Peter and I feel so fortunate to have known Ray. Ray was such a wonderful person, who could keep you entertained for hours with his many stories of growing up, various jobs and areas that he saw while travelling either with his job or his camper. His love for his family was always the most important part of his life. Ray will be missed by all who knew him and for us, the memories we shared while camping together and going to visit Ray and Elsie, will always be fondly remembered. Rest in Peace, Ray, you were one in a million.

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      Linda Holmes says

      Thank you very much, Cathy and Peter.

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    Lynn and Todd Kirkwood says

    Elsie and Linda
    We are so sorry for your loss. Todd and I had the privilege of getting to know Ray very well over the last 10 years. He was a very kind and special man. His visits, jokes and stories will be missed for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this sad time.

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      Linda Holmes says

      Thank you so very much for your kind words, Lynn and Todd.

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    Garry Gruntz says

    Elsie and Linda
    Lil and I are so sorry for your loss. Ray was a great friend and we shared a lot of laughs and stories at the Lake Charlotte cottage. Unfortunately with the Covid-19 quarantine we will not be able to travel but know we are thinking of you.

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      Linda Holmes says

      Thank you, Lil and Garry.

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    Joanne & Brian Moran says

    Elsie and Linda
    We are so sorry for your loss. Ray was a very kind and thoughtful person and I looked forward to his joke or two.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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    Margaret Madden says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Brian and Margaret Madden

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