William "Bill" James Holmes

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Holmes;  William James – At his son’s home in Chatsworth, ON, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the age of 78.  Adored and very precious husband of the late Joyce Anne Holmes (nee Davis).  Cherished father of Bonnie Holmes, Lynn Curley (Mike), David Holmes (Donna), and Dan Holmes (Robyn).  Loving grandfather of Benjamin May, Spencer Curley (Heather), Dan Curley, Michele Curley (Abdullah Kamali), Charlotte Riodon (Regan), Chris Holmes (Alyshia Ruthven), Tori Holmes and Kurt Holmes.  Loved great grandfather of Everett Curley, Vivian Curley and Maryam Curley.  Dear brother of Anna Jeanette Sheane (Bert) and the late Linda Morgan (survived by Bill).

Service Information

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 19th from 12 noon until time of the service at 1p.m. at the Roseneath United Church, 11943 County Rd. 24, Roseneath. The service will be officiated by Rev. Jamie York. Inurnment to follow at the Centenary Cemetery, Roseneath. In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the Roseneath United Church or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com.


Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Bill will always have a special place in our hearts. Rice Lake will definitely not be the same without him there. You could always find Bill in the garage working on his tractors or reading a paper. We will miss having morning coffee on the porch with him. He loved his tractors and the line of green & yellow tractors always brought children big and small around to view them. We will miss him dearly!!!

Sam, Josie, Andrea & Nicholas Mallia

My most sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of Bill . Bill and I worked together for many years on the council of Alnwick Haldimand Township . He was a very knowledgeable , energetic and dynamic man . ....a great asset to our township . I consider him one of my great friends . He will certainly be missed by all who knew him . May he Rest In Peace .

Dalton McDonald

Our sympathy to your family on the passing of your Father & Grandfather. You will be in our thoughts through these coming days.

Randy & Sharon Vanwyck

Thinking of you all with thoughts and prayers. We know the many emotions you will feel. Celebrate the memories! Big hugs...

Jill (McFadden) and Eric Bartley

Thinking of you and your family Bonnie. Sending strength, peace and a huge hug.

Carol Guernsey

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, He was a great guy and will be certainly missed, He has gone to be with your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Carol and Jack Patterson.

CArol and Jack Patterson

Sorry to hear about Bill, he was one of the good guy's, The road won't be the same without Bill and his little dog riding around on his gator.

Teena and Gord

My condolences to everyone. He was an amazing man who I enjoyed knowing since I was a little girl, hanging out with him in the garage and with his tractors. We always had a good laugh together whether we were pulling his truck out of the ditch or helping me plough my driveway. I will always cherish the memories my two girls and I have with Bill❤️

Jamie Sommerville