Friday, June 9, 2023
June 9, 2023


(Retired from Southam News & Owner of Apple Route Bed & Breakfast in Smithfield, Ontario) – passed away suddenly at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 7th, 2011 in his 73rd year. Survived by his stepmother, Jean Holmes, of Salt Spring Island, BC. Son of the late Marcus and Gertrude Holmes. Beloved husband and best friend for 47 years of Jane Marion (nee Cook). Loving father of Pamela Buttery (Brian) of Castleton, and Marcus Holmes of Toronto. He will be missed by his grandchildren Claire and Anna Buttery. Survived by his brother Donald Holmes (Judy) of Duncan, BC. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Douglas A. Cook. Fondly remembered by his cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Barry was a professional trade publication writer (Editor and Publisher of Motor Truck Magazine), an avid gardener and family man, who had a love of travel. In keeping with Barry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Barry’s life at Smithfield United Church, Ontario on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 3 pm . In lieu of flowers, donations to the Trenton Memorial Hospital or to The Friends of Prequ’ile Provincial Park, would be appreciated.

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