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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
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Mary Holmes

Mary Laura Holmes

Saturday, July 30th, 1938 - Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Mary Laura
July 30, 1938 – October 18, 2020

Mary Laura Holmes went to her heavenly home on October 18, 2020 with her family by her side at James Paton Memorial Hospital. Mary was born July 30, 1938 to Joseph and Susannah Barnes of Horwood, NL. At the young age of 16 she married the love of her life, Andrew Holmes. Mary loved her Lord and her family with all of her heart. She was a dedicated member of the Gander Salvation Army Citadel and a dedicated mother and grandmother whose family was her life.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Andrew Holmes; parents Joseph and Susannah Barnes; parents-in-law Frank and Louise Holmes; sister Janet and brothers Stanley, George, Jim, Pleaman, Walter, Charles and Wilfred.

Left with loving memories are daughter, Susie (Edward) Boyd, of Horwood, NL and son, Jamie Holmes (Billie Jo Anne Weir), of Wilmot, NS; granddaughters Christina (Allan) Hoffe of Gander, NL, Tina (Sheldon) Pollard of CBS, NL and Tammy Boyd of Lloydminster, SK; great-grandchildren Ashley (Nathan) Gillingham, Renee Boyd, Alex Hoffe (Miranda Blandford), Joey Cole, Rylee Pollard, and Ryan Pollard; and special great-great-grandson Greyson (aka “the baby”), as well as her special sister, Carrie Bennett, a large circle of extended family and friends and the residence and staff of nightingale manner.

Visitation will take place at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander on Tuesday October 20, 2020 between the hours of 1-4p.m. Due to the Covoid-19 restrictions we ask for your patience during visitation times. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday October 21, 2020 from The Salvation Army Church, Horwood, with interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 funeral service will remain to INVITATION ONLY.

The family would like to thank JPMH ICU Nursing Staff and Dr. Ghasemi for the amazing care during mom/nan's brief stay, Major Rex Colbourne for his visits, Major Linda Janes for her support the last day and everyone who called and/or sent messages.

As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donation in Mary’s memory may be made to The Salvation Army Church, Horwwod Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey’s funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
    Due to the Covoid-19 restrictions we ask for your patience during visitation times.
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 |
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
    Salvation Army Church, Horwood
    Main Street
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    Due to Covid-19 funeral service will remain to INVITATION ONLY.
  • Interment

    Salvation Army Cemetery, Horwood


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Paula Beaton

Posted at 11:52am
Susie, James and families
Sadden to read about your mom’s passing. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Mary but I remember your parents from living on Fraser Road some time ago. Such a lovely person and very proud of you all.
Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories. With sympathy from the Fowler Families



Posted at 08:53am
I remember her as a really fine gentle soft spoken lady. Prayers and thoughts to the family as you grieve the lost of your loved one

Joanne Francis

Posted at 11:09am
Thinking of Jamie,Susie & all of Mary’s Family today,as they lay to rest,a Beautiful & Lovely Lady!! Mary i feel so proud to have been one of your personal care attendants at Nightingale Manor over the yrs!! Had many good chats & laughs with you & Your Special roommate,will cherish all the memories!! RIP Dear Angel! Big HugsTo All The Family!!Joanne Francis!!

Anne Manning-Moffitt

Posted at 08:48am
Jamie and family, I was very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I remember how proud she was of you. May her gentle soul rest in God’s eternal peace.

Gwen Francis

Posted at 03:18pm
To Susie and all the family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Even though I've not seen her for a long time, I well remember the gentle, quiet, soft-spoken lady from years ago. Thinking of you all during this difficult and sad time and sending heartfelt condolences.

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