In Memory of Don Holmes

Posted on Jun 12, 2017
One of the best behind the scenes Rotarians, Donald E. Holmes, passed away suddenly at Belleville General Hospital on Monday, June 12th in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of Margaret Holmes for 59 years.  Loving father of Carolyne, Elaine, David and his wife Connie.  Proud grandfather of Nathan, Matthew, Jacob and Zachary.  From a large family, Don had 10 brothers and sisters and that may have been where he first learned about lending a helping hand.  Don was an active member on the Kids Against Hunger annual work bee, seen here front and center.  He was also an integral part of the Indigenous Peoples Partnerships Committee under the leadership of Rotarian Birgit Wartenberg.  Don has been a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville for 51 years and put into practise Service Above Self in any way he could, quietly and humbly.   The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 28th at 11:30 a.m. as St. Thomas' Anglican Church.  Visitation at the Steel Funeral Home Tuesday evening, June 27th from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 10 until 11:30 a.m.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and their children and other family members during this very sad and difficult time.