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Carolyn June Holmes, 73
Carolyn June Holmes passed unexpectedly September 16 2016 at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Rainy River ON at the age of 73. June is survived by her children Sparkie Holmes of Rainy River ON, Marjorie Dusome and Pattie May of Canal Flats BC, and Minnie May of AB. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and siblings Melvin Milne, Elsie Gerula, Alice Blixt, Linda Stewart, Susan St Pierre, Connie Stewart, Mary Ann Olson, their spouses, and Joy Milne as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
June is predeceased by her father Harold Milne, mother Katie Milne, stepmother Inez Gates, brother Harold Milne Jr, sister Kathleen Milne, grandson Stephen Thomson. June recently lost her long time best friend and companion Peaches, her miniature poodle.
Born 1943 in Rainy River ON June moved many different places but returned to the one place that was always home to her, Rainy River ON. June will be fondly remembered for her kind heart and generous nature as well as her feisty attitude. She embraced life and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing and camping with her grandchildren. When the weather turned colder you could always find her in the kitchen cooking and baking up a storm for family and friends or feverously attending a new hobby.
She was always ready to try something new and had acquired many skills as a result of it… beading, sewing, baking, cooking, knitting, crocheting, gardening, as well as so many others.
Although June faced many challenges in her life she faced them all with courage and strength and humor. Her last challenges were faced with the support and love of the care workers and residents of the Riverside Health Care Facilities. This truly was her home and she felt she was a part of a very large wonderful family. June will be sadly missed by the many people whose lives she touched.
A luncheon will be held in June’s memory on Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the Rainy River Knox United Church.
If desired memorial donations may be made to the Rainy River Health Centre Auxiliary, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, ON, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com