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Lila (Costello) Holmes 1933-2022

Lila (Costello) Holmes of Hemmingford, Quebec, passed peacefully on December 22, 2022, at the age of 89. Lila is predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years, James “Roy” Holmes. Lila is survived and cherished by her four
sons Jim (Carole Kaufman), John (Carol Bujeau), Gerry (Aline Dauphinais) and Joe (Nancy Woolmer); grandchildren, Patrick (Megan) and Sean Holmes, Jordan and Kayla Holmes, Richard and Johanne Dauphinais, Megan and Christian Holmes; great grandchildren, Donna, Billy and Marilyn Dauphinais, her nephews, Michael (Janet) and Patrick (Tamara) Tobin, Matthew (Sarah) Copeland, and niece Elizabeth Holmes (Scott), and her beloved cat Maggie.

She was pre-deceased by her sister Catherine Tobin and Mary Copeland, her sister-in-law Geraldine Holmes, her brother-in-law Roger Tobin, Richard Copeland, Stewart and John Holmes, nephews Richard, John and Peter Copeland, and beloved niece Mary Catherine Tobin (Floyd).

Lila was born in Saint-Chrysostome, Quebec on December 6, 1933, to her parents James and Anna-Mae Costello. Lila and Roy were married in 1953 and shortly after they moved to Hemmingford where they raised their children. Lila worked for 25 years at the Hemmingford Golf Club and was active in many local organizations, notably the Cercle Des Fermiers. Lila will be remembered for her beautiful work in quilting, knitting, and sewing. Her cooking, baking and hosting skills contributed to family cherished memories of her large family dinners and parties making each person feel special. She is remembered as a second mother to many.

A memorial mass for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at St. Romain Catholic Church in Hemmingford at 11:00. The family will be present at the church from 10:00 to 11:00.

Serre & Finnegan

The family wishes to thank Dr. LeMay and the staff at Anna-Laberge Hospital, Lila’s home caregivers, and Pat Leith.

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Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief

Remembering Lila as a loving Mom and wife shining her bright light during many fun times.
Lorraine Leahy.

Lorraine Leahy

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Very saddened to learn of Lila’s passing. Both Lila and her sister Catherine were very good friends to my mother – Alice Pierre. Lila was a cheerful, kind person always with a warm smile.
To her children and to all her loved ones, my most sincere condolences.

Robert Pierre

Robert Pierre

Il y a des Anges au Paradis pour l'accueillir

Mes sympathies à la famille.

Christiane Poissant

Que Dieu vous accompagne dans l'épreuve

Remembering Lila, Cousin and Friend:

Our prayer and care
For a woman so rare
Who turned to tasks,
– No need to ask –
And baked them done
With the setting sun.

With Roy
Her joy
Birthed her four
Then grands for more
Of mother’s love
Gift from above.

She’s given her all
Now holds in thrall
Such loving giving
Finest witness of living,
Filling time and space
Just full of grace.

Dearest Lila – Your work here has been so well done. May you rest in eternal peace, and continue your care from there.
Prayer and care for Jim, John, Gerry, Joe and families.

Your loving cousin,
brian hogan.

Brian F. Hogan

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Dear Jim,John,Gerry & Joey
You have been blessed with a wonderful mother.
We have all lost an exceptionally good person.
Your cousin Jim & Alice Leahy

Jim Leahy

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Sincères condoléances à toute la famille.
De bons souvenirs de votre maman jadis au club de golf.

François Lussier

Nous partageons votre chagrin

Dear Jim, John, Gerry & Joey,

Our thoughts are with all of you and your families at this time of sorrow. Your Mom was an amazing lady and so community minded. Never saw her without a smile. May your memories help you deal with her loss.

Donna & David Napper

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Mes sinceres sympathie a la famille

André Dame

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Our sincere condolences to all the family.

Glen and Susan Hadley

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Jim,John, Jerry ,Joey and families

Saddened news of your Mom..she was such a nice lady and neighbor.

Deepest Sympathy

Heather & Rick

Heather Anderson

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So sorry for you lose .


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Sympathy to all the “boys” and their families. Lila will be missed by many.

Patricia Leith and D’Arcy Whyte

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Our deepest sympathies to Jim John Gerry Joe and families .

Carol and Allister McIntyre

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What a beautiful lady, she will be sadly missed❣️

Cyndee Apostol

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Sympathie a toute la famille

Carole et Louis senecal

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Our deepest sympathies

Nancy and François

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My sincere condolences to the family.

Benoit Giroux

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Nos sincères condoléances à la famille 🙏de Laurent et Francine

Laurent fortin

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Our deepest sympathy to the family… No matter the age we are, we feel like a child when such a loss happens. May the thought of Lila being reunited with her beloved husband helps healing the pain…

Line Pothier and Mario Langlois

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Very sad to hear of Lila’s passing. Her kind words when our dad (Rémi) passed were very comforting. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Diane, Chantal and Joel Primeau

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Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved mother. Our thoughts are with you all.

Brian Duheme

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So sorry for your loss.

Sharon & Dan Mark