Helen Audrey Holmes

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Helen Audrey Holmes

July 3, 1927 - May 17, 2019

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday May 17th, 2019 in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Glenn Holmes.  Loving mother of Brenda Lester (Doug), Donna Plumb (Bill), Paula Nelson (Morley) and the late Janice and Alan (Anne Barrett).  Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Corynn, Erin, Timothy, Wyatt, Alana and Terra, Monica and Raquel and great grandmother of Claire, Harlow, Sawyer, Summer, Julia, Lyla, Bentley, Taylor, Anthony, Kaitlyn and Sam. Dear sister of Jeanne, Carol, Sandra, Doug and the late Jack, Bob and Don.  Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Friday May 24th from 6-8 pm.  A funeral service will be held at Rural Faith United Church (7962 Danforth Rd. W., Cobourg, ON) on Saturday May 25th, 2019 at 11:30 am.  Interment in Cobourg Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rural Faith United Church or Northumberland Hills Palliative Care Unit. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.


Catherine and George Loukes - May 29, 2019

When ever I think of Audrey, I smile. she was a dynamic, sharp witted womanand we always had fun working in tobacco when she and Anne were our planting mates! I know you will all miss her very much ..We that got a chance to know her were truly blessed.With deepest sympathy, George and Cathy Loukes (Clarkson)

Margaret Benns - May 28, 2019

To Brenda, Donna, Paula and FamilySo sorry to hear of your Mom passing. I was sure she would make it to 100! She was an amazing woman, always smiling and active. I'd hate to count how many times she did her 2km walk up and down the road. Many memories come to mind from over the years and the stories I could tell! Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I would be there except for the nasty summer cold I have.My deepest sympathies. God BlessMargaret Benns

Susan & Brian Feeney - May 25, 2019

Can never really put into words just how sorry we were to hear of Audrey’s passing. She was such an amazing lady. Brian and Susan Feeney

Heather Hebert & Bob Knox - May 24, 2019

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Audrey. We always enjoyed her friendship at bowling and bid- euchre. She will be missed.

martin and kathryn ritsma - May 24, 2019

Brenda and Doug, and family this is our special message to all of you. We have this framed in our home and received this message when Martin lost his brother to ALS many years ago.RemembrancesWe can't feel saddened over the loss of those we love,without first remembering the joy of loving them. The real sadness would have been never having had them in our lives at all.Remembering is a journey the heart takes, back into a time that was,And our thoughts are the only tickets needed to ride.We who have truly loved are blessed.What a true blessing your mom was!Sincerely Kathryn and Martin Ritsma

Karen Pethick - May 24, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Rural Faith United Church

Roslyn & Robert Smart - May 24, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Rural Faith United Church

Carly Burdick - May 23, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this devastating time. We are so sorry for your loss. Audrey was a very special lady.

Family of Dolores “Smitty” Smith - May 23, 2019

Dear Donna, Brenda, and Paula,We are very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing and your immense loss. We remember your Mom coming to London with Dale Boyce, for our Mom’s Celebration of Life, such a kind gesture and a long trip to make. Your Mom’s heart and soul will be a part of you and in your memories forever. Kindest sympathies, Dawn, Tari and Adrianne.

Susan Bull - May 22, 2019

Sending our sympathy & condolences to the Holmes family. Brenda, you & I worked together for Harvey Brent in the 70’s. Your Mom used to make you such delicious lunches. We live in Peterborough now & I see there are Lester’s here, do you live here ? Or are you still in Stratford ? So sorry for your loss. Susan & Allan Bull

Rosemary Taylor - May 22, 2019

Our sincere condolences....our thoughts and prayers are with you...Rosemary and Jamie

Camille & Dave Chapman - May 21, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Rural Faith United Church

Dave and Gunilla Garcia - May 21, 2019

We are so sorry for your recent loss of Audrey, a kind, smart, funny and interesting woman. Also a great mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Let us all celebrate the long life of a fantastic person. We will remember Audrey on the dance floor with Dave.Thinking of you all in these very tough times.Love,Dave and Gunilla

Philip Robson - May 21, 2019

Brenda, Donna and Paula...So sorry to hear about your mom - it is hard for all of us to enter into that part of our lives where we become "orphans"...know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,Philip, Victoria, Jonathan, Emma and Thomas

Dave and Gunilla Garcia - May 20, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital - Palliative Care Unit/Restorative Care

Val and Joni Teerlink - May 20, 2019

The entire Teerlink family sends our love and deep condolences to your family. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Barb Smith - May 19, 2019

A lovely, stylish lady. prayers to the family.

Connie and Ken Cox - May 19, 2019

So sorry for your loss Paula.

Debbie and Art - May 19, 2019

Please accept our sincerest sympathies of your loss and know that you and all your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time.Our fondest memory of Aunt Audrey is the time we spent together when she accompanied Mom to Jamaica with our family. She may have been the eldest in attendance but she was the youngest at heart. With love Debbie and Art

Rhonda - May 19, 2019

So sorry for your loss My deepest condolences Your in my thoughts Rhonda

Jan Bangs - May 18, 2019

Thinking of you all. Sorry for your loss. I hope the memories and your times together will give you comfort in the days ahead. Deepest sympathy, Bangs Family

Jennifer & Barry Ashley - May 18, 2019

Loving thoughts and prayers at this sad time.