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Obituary of Ardeth A. Holmes
ARDETH AILEEN HOLMES
1953 - 2022
Following a period of failing health Ardeth Aileen Holmes (Emerson), St. Andrews, N.B. passed away at the Charlotte Co. Hospital, St. Stephen, N.B. on August 19, 2022, with her husband by her side.
Ardeth was the daughter of the late Murchie and Marjorie (Thornton) Emerson. She leaves behind her beloved husband of forty-one years Jeffrey K. Holmes, her sister Janet Emerson, St. Stephen; her brother-in-law Blaine Holmes, Waweig; aunts Aileen Howson, London, Ontario and Audrey Mitchell, St. Andrews, N.B.; numerous cousins and family friend Chris Flemming. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Lester and Madeline (Mady) Holmes, and her brother Ross Emerson.
A memorial service will be held at the All Saints Anglican Church, 77 King St., St. Andrews, N.B. at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 24. Immediately following the service the family will greet relatives and friends at a reception in the parish hall.
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For those who wish, the family would appreciate donations in Ardeth’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of NB at 580 Main St., Saint John, N.B. E2K 1J5, the Charlotte Co. Cancer Society at 43 Queen St. E, St. Stephen, N.B. E3L 2J5, or the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.humphreysfh.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110)
Ardeth lived life with passion, joy and compassion. She was interested in people and enjoyed getting to know others. She was a great cook and a genial hostess. There was always a welcome at 235 Queen Street for family, friends and strangers alike. Ardeth and Jeff hosted many gatherings in their home over the years: all manner of celebrations with family and friends, birthdays, holidays, their Annual Christmas Carol Singsongs.
Ardeth was employed for several years at Sea Captain’s Loft in St, Andrews. She was also employed as the Secretary-Treasurer for the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation. She owned and operated the gift and flower shop “Hollyhock & Vine” in St. Andrews. As long as her health allowed Ardeth was interested and involved in many community projects. Ardeth loved nature, flowers, music, reading, writing poetry and tuning in to Netflix/Britbox for movies and mysteries.
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