Hilda May Holmes

2 August, 19346 May, 2021

HOLMES, Hilda May- with heavy heart and family by her side, on Thursday May 6, 2021 at Cornwall Community Hospital. Mother of Bill, Dave, Sandi, Joanna, Karen, John “Chipper”, Linda “Marilyn”, and Teddy “Bruce”. Loving sister and best friend of Muriel Rose-Middleton (Stuart). Will be especially missed by Bill and Liz, Sandi, Dustin, Jennifer, Christine and families, and by her granddaughter Rebecca, and her niece Darlene. Grandmother to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Linda Rohrback, her brothers Walter Rose and Frank Rose, her sister Norma Rose, and her parents Ralph and Elizabeth (née Barter) Rose. Arrangements entrusted to the care of LAHAIE AND SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES, WEST BRANCH, 20 Seventh St W (613-932-8482). Cremation has taken place. Special thanks to Cornwall Community staff. for their care, dignity, kindness and compassion shown both to Hilda and her family. A special thank you to Dr. Panesar who has shown what being a caring doctor is all about. Your kind and understanding heart blesses all who you care for. Also Lahaie and Sullivan, especially Lisa, for the compassionate and professional way you assisted in funeral arrangements. This kindness helps in the overall healing of the heart. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Salvation Army Cornwall Community Church would be appreciated by the family. Messages of Condolence may be left at


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Sandra. Harold. Daughter Harvey

23 May 2021

I found out where she lived I had been looking my whole adult life to find her and my brothers and sisters. Well one night I got a phone call from 1 of my brothers. I don't know how long we talked on the phone that night the 1st time hearing his voice since we were adopted out I think I would have been like 5 years old when the adoptions took place.. His name is Bill Harold and I gave him such a hard time on the phone that night. He had to tell who he finally told me who he was. I was so shocked when he told me who he was. He also put me in touch with our real mom that night. I had been told as a kid that she had died. I guess you can imagine how I felt when I found out she was still alive...I can still hear her voice on the when I said my name was Sandi and she said who and then I told her my name is Sandra and I can still hear her say my Sandra and well I'm sure you can imagine the lake I cried that night 🌙. It was so good to hear her voice saying my Sandra. I can still hear her saying that. My best memories of my mom was that night 🌙 on the phone and I went to Canada 🇨🇦 and seen her for the first time I saw her that summer in July when I got to hug her and talk to her and cried that river again that night 🌙. I have lots of picture from my trip up there seeing my brother Bill and his kids and then my mom 👩 and lots of cousins and neices and nephews and my Auntie Millie. Muriel Rose Middleton 🌹♥❤💖. Well going to go mom if you should run into Jerry give him a slap for leaving me and then lots of big hugs.


Jennifer Carruthers

21 May 2021

Enjoy heaven grandma
Love you forever🌷
Jenn and family

Christina Vorstenbosch

21 May 2021

Countless pleasant memories spent with grandma. Baking and her favorite songs and rocking and crocheting. We always had great conversations and lots of laughs. Holding on to all these memories in my heart keeps you here with me. Lots of love, Christina

Darlene Lavallee

21 May 2021

There are so many memories over the years. Aunt Hilda was a great support to me. One of the strongest women in my life. There was nothing she couldn't do. From fresh carrots or birthing piglets, singing country songs and dancing around living room. I will always appreciate her presence and love in my life. I love you Aunt Hilda always will. It was my Honor to be with you to the end.

Linda Clarke

10 May 2021

I was very glad to have an opportunity to meet and get to know Hilda, my birth mother.

I did not know my original family history until I was in my 30s and was fortunate enough to meet and spend some time with her and stay in touch through the years afterwards.

She was kind and understanding through a unique and emotional experience.

I was so very saddened to hear of her passing and my condolences go out across the miles to my 'extended family'.

I will forever remember the woman who gave me life, my resilience and a sense of humour so like her own.

Peaceful sleeps 'Mom Hilda' and love, your daughter 'Marilyn Mae'.

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