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Born: Oct 11, 1915

Date of Passing: Mar 07, 2000

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ESTHER MAY HOLMES (nee SESSIONS) After a brief illness, Esther Holmes passed away at the Carman Hospital in Carman, MB on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the age of 84 years. Esther was predeceased by her husband Charlie on March 7, 1967; son Doug in 1995; parents, William and Mary Sessions; and by all her brothers, Albert, Stan, Fred, and her beloved Wilfred. She will be forever missed by her children, Larry (Gayle) and their children, Jason, Lara, and Julie; Olive (Mel) Ferris and their children, Michael and Kendall; Gail Holmes; daughter-in-law, Gladys Holmes and grandchildren, Dana, Sherri, and Leanne; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Ada Spencer in Vancouver, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was born on October 11, 1915 in Carman. The family moved to Mulvihill for a few years and then to Sperling in 1926. She married Charlie Holmes in 1932 and has resided in Sperling since. She held an intense pride in Sperling and its people, never having any desire to leave. Mom was active in the community, receiving a 25 year pin from the Legion Auxiliary. She was also the first secretary of the Ladies Curling Club when it reorganized in 1934. She loved curling and never missed an opportunity to watch it on television. She was an accomplished cook and seamstress and her crocheted doilies are prized possessions. She had a tremendous love and concern for all children. Cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Sperling Cemetery in Sperling, MB on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Sperling Rink following the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation in Esthers memory to the Childrens Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg R3C 3J2 or to a charity of ones choice. LECLAIRE BROTHERS in care of arrangements; 775-2220.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 09, 2000

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