Gwendolyn Holmes

Gwendolyn Holmes

Monday, December 11th, 1933 Sunday, April 26th, 2020

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Obituary for Gwendolyn Gertrude Holmes (Kennedy)

Gwendolyn G. Holmes (Kennedy)
December 11, 1933 - April 26, 2020
Peacefully at Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne, on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in her 87th year.
Predeceased by her husband Arnold Holmes (2014). Loving mother of David (Barbara) Holmes. Cherished grandmother of Kaitlynn, Jennifer and Amy. Beloved sister of, George, Donald, Jim, Mary, Judy, Patsy, Lynda and Ruth.
Gwen will be sadly missed by all of her relatives and many friends.
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville.

"Miss Me – But Let Me Go"
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free!
Miss me a little while--but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me -- but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take,
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me --But Let Me Go!

A tree will be planted in memory of Gwendolyn in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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    Thursday, April 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Thursday, April 30th, 2020

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Lori Santonato

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Gwen. I can remember how i would have to say come on Gwen time for chair yoga, this is when she resided at Lord Dufferin. She will be sadly missed and in my prayers.
Comment | Posted at 03:17pm via Condolence

Ruby McCannell

My deepest sympathy to to David and family. I have wonderful memories of Gwen at many Rosehill Women's Institute. The pot luck, card games, strawberry tea, very interesting meetings when Gwen was in charge of programming.
To Amy I have found memories of you with Gwen.
Comment | Posted at 05:45pm via Condolence

Kaitlyn Bernard

Rest is absolutely paradise mrs.holmes your short stay at the oaks will always be remembered you smile and jokes were something I will remember for years to come. I’m so sorry for your family loss and will be thinking of you all.
Comment | Posted at 01:36pm via Condolence

Marjory Stone

Gwen will be greatly missed, I cherished the time I had with her. I will miss all the nice conversations and great times that we had together over the years and at the Lord Dufferin Centre and at the Oaks.
Comment | Posted at 12:38pm via Condolence

Linda Dynes

Condolences to Dave, Barb & as well as extended family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Glenn & Linda Dynes
Comment | Posted at 10:38am via Condolence

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