Robert Holmes

September 7, 1940 to October 8, 2016

Obituary

Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016, Robert George Holmes, aged 76. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert Sr. and Sarah Holmes, and sisters Mary and Anne. Leaving to mourn with full hearts: wife Janet, son Robert (Alice), daughters Perri Brazill (Dave) and Lesley Holmes (Lindsey), and stepson Jonathan Hammond (Judy); grandchildren Brandon, Meighan, Avery and Adelynn; great-grandchildren Thomas and Tyson. Deeply mourned by sister Marguerite Pardy (George), brothers, Eldred (Barbara) and Wayne (Yvonne), and by nephews Wesley, Ron, Gordon, John, and niece Heather and their families; and sisters-in-law Sandra Dunn (Lewis, deceased), Barbara Neville (Ed), and brother-in-law Eric Hammond (Sue). Bob will be greatly missed by his many friends throughout Newfoundland, and in his winter home in Florida.
Bob spent his working life at HM Penitentiary, retiring as Assistant Superintendent at the Correctional Centres in Clarenville and Bishop Falls. He was a larger than life personality who cast a broad shadow. Those of us who were fortunate enough to find shelter in his shadow will feel Bob’s loss forever.
Special thanks go out to dear friends Dave and Rebecca Coady for their friendship and support.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, October 11th from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, October 12th at 11 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on October 11, 2016

7-9 p.m. on October 11, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Wednesday October 12th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Lesley,

Sorry I am only heard of your Dad’s passing today. Thinking of you. With sincere sympathy.

Alice and all of the Holmes’ family,

My sincerest condolences for your loss. Losing someone we love is a devastating event. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Diane Daly

Alice,
My deepest thoughts, prayers and condolences to you and your family.

Janet,
Deepest sympathy to both of you and your family. Thinking of you all.

Hi Janet From the papas family in Toronto we offer your condolences to the Holmes family we are so sorry .
Bobby was a good friend and he’ll be missed very much. So sorry papas family.

Janet and family, So very, very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a kind, gentle man whose memories will be everlasting. Blessings

Dear Janet:
We are so sorry for your loss.

Don and Judy Engdahl
St.Pete beach, FL

Robert and Lesley

On behalf of all your colleagues at Trillys, I offer my sincere condolences for the lost of your father.

Wayne

So sorry for your loss, Yvonne told me he was a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time

Dearest Janet,

Remember the smiles….
Cherish the moments….
Find comfort in memories….

Thinking of you.

Janet & the whole Holmes Family,
We were so shocked to hear of Bob’s passing and so happy that we got to see him this summer when we were home. He was a great friend and will really be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rest in Peace Bob

Lesley, Perri, Bob, Wayne, El and Marg & all the families,
Heartfelt condolences on Bob’s passing.
Sincere sympathy from all my family.
We all have wonderful memories of Bob and all of you,
Joe.

Our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you guys. Warren and Bernice.

Dear Janet and family,
I am just speechless and heartbroken to hear of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you & the family. Bob will truly be missed.

Brandon,
I am sorry for the passing of your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janet and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Hugs from Ottawa, Jo and Bob Terris

Janet and the Holmes Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken. Bob was such a great force and presence and he will truly be missed. Our winters in St Pete will not be the same without him.
Love and hugs
Wayne and Donna

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bob, Brandon and family

My sincere condolences for the lost of your father. Be assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Special hugs to Alice

Isabelle Richard

Lesley, Bob, and Family,
My most sincere condolences for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marg & George and the Holmes Family, so sorry to hear of Bob’s sudden passing, be assured of our thoughts and prayers at this sad time, wiish we could be with you.
Judy (Pardy) and Fred Carpenter

Janet and Family
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Bob, , it was a pleasure to have known him.

Pat and Glenis Coady

To Alice Marie, thinking of you today. I know Gramps holds a special place in your heart as he held you in a special place also. You have wonderful memories of him and they will remain with you always. Love and hugs from mom.

Janet, Peri, Bob, Lesli and families, my heart is heavy as I write this message of deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Love and hugs from Nan

Special hugs to Brandon.

Lesley, Robert,

Deepest sympathy to both of you and your family. Thinking of you this week.

Odette

It was almost 12 years ago that I had the great opportunity to meet Bob. I have been in his extended family since then. He welcomed me with open arms and always a smile and of course a joke. Wither it was at his home here in St. Johns or St Pete’s Bob always made me feel welcome and like one of the family. When I told my family of Bobs passing it was such a coincidence that four of them related to him as Wayne’s brother the Character one. To leave an impression like that on people that only met him once or twice is something to be very proud of. Anyone who knew him knew he was a character at times with his jokes and stories. I will miss his smile, his jokes, his stories and his one of a kind sense of humor. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Janet and the Holmes family.

Janet and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. You are in our prayers.

With great sadness
Bob was a true visionalry, and will be sadly missed.
In the time, I had the privilege to know Bob, I found him to be kind, gifted, and always an advocate for the little guy.
In Bob’s vocation, it is always too easy to become cynical, but he didn’t. He was instrumental in starting inmate education in this province, and encouraged those who worked for him to strive to be the best.
From my recollections, If he had seen that someone was trying, he would support their efforts and nourish change. I had a chance to see this on many occasions.
To the family of the late Bob Holmes, from Sylvia and myself, our deepest condolences

Lesley, Perri, Bob and Family – Just want to let you know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time and send our sincere condolences.
Donna, Randy and Josh

Our sincere condolences to The Holmes Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this
difficult time.

Robert Hilda and Darlene Balsom

So sorry for your loss.. Our sincere condolences to all of you. during this difficult time.
Every year, we so loved to hear all the stories, suggestions and advice from Big Bob for best places to eat, best deals and best places to go in St, Petes Beach.
We will always remember you!

Norma and Gary Kitchen

Our sincere condolences to The Holmes family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

George & Patsy Head

I had the privilege of knowing Gramps and his larger than life personality, his love for his family and friends, and for life itself. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time, my deepest condolences. GO JAYS GO!!

so sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you.worked with bob for most of my career. he was a great friend and one great supervisor.again my deepest condolences to the family.rip bob.art nash

To: Janet and Bob’s family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dear Janet,

Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob will be sorely missed.

Hugs,

Vicky Reno

Go Jays Go !