Passed away at Grand River Hospital K-W Health Centre on Thursday August 2, 2012, aged 73 years. Ron Holmes. Loving husband of Patricia Holmes (nee) Baetz. Dear father of Tracey Holmes (Steve Nowell) of Kitchener and Leslie Holmes (Angelo Marmo) of Cambridge. Loving Grandfather of Jordan, Jessna and Marcelo. Fondly remembered by his sister Marion Johnston (Paul) of Waterloo. Ron will be always be remembered by his dear loyal four legged companions Lucy and Barney. Predeceased by his parents William and Marion Holmes, two sisters Alma Knechtel and Dorothy Wismer and one brother in childhood Donald. Ron was part of the of 25yr club at J.M Schneider’s where he was retired from. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ron with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, for a Memorial Service on Saturday August 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, condolences for the family and donations to K-W Humane Society may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.