Obituary – Glen Holmes


Glen Emerson Holmes of Kincardine passed away suddenly at the South Bruce Grey Hospital-Kincardine on Sunday, May 3, 2020, in his 84th year.
Cherished husband of Elaine (née Rooke) Holmes.
Loving father of Mark (Heather Kenny) Holmes and Pamela (George) Plagos.
Dear grandfather of Nick (Rachel), Andrea (Lucas), Quinn and Aidan and great-grandfather of Nolan.
Remembered by his brothers-in-law Mervyn Rooke and Aldon (Faye) Rooke, and by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Charles and Verna (née Hartford) Holmes, brother Arthur Holmes, sisters-in-law Audrey Holmes and Helen Rooke. Also predeceased by his parents-in-law, Harry and Freda Rooke.
Glen joined Ontario Hydro at Douglas Point in 1965 and through to his retirement in 1993 he contributed to the radiation protection practices at the Bruce Nuclear site.
Glen will be missed as a pillar of his community and his church, sharing his many talents, time, and passion for nature with his many friends and acquaintances for over 50 years.
An avid naturalist, Glen loved the outdoors and was a highly regarded bird watcher and photographer. Like many in town, he was also an expert in capturing the famous Lake Huron sunsets. Glen’s award-winning photography is well-known to many in Kincardine and surrounding areas. Hundreds of local events – from Queen Street parades, to music festivals, to daily life – achieved immortality through the lens of his camera and video recordings.
Glen was also active in music and performance, singing in church and local choirs and regularly attending symphony concerts. He and his wife Elaine travelled much of the world and enjoyed experiencing each country’s unique scenery and culture.
Memorial donations to the Kincardine United Church or Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at
A private family memorial service will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street Kincardine, N2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.
Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

Obituary – Glen Holmes was last modified: May 11th, 2020 by Dianna Martell

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