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Jarred Holmes

January 1, 1980 — February 22, 2013

Beloved Son - Best Friend - Jarred Benjamin Holmes left us suddenly on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at the age of 32. This kind, loving and loyal person will be greatly missed by all that knew him. A graduate of F.E. Madill Secondary School in Wingham, Jarred moved to his new life and friends in Kitchener at the age of 18. In younger years his involvement in Air Cadets, and an accomplished trumpet player in swing bands were important. His real , life long passion was martial arts.....an instructor at Shamoun Generation Martial Arts in Kitchener-Waterloo; "SIFU". Jarred always strived to be the best - and taught his students to do the same. Jarred reached that pinnacle of "Black Belt" status this past November. He is survived by mother Cynthia Low; brother Tristan Holmes; step father Gray Farner; and aunt Wendy Holmes; uncle Glen Holmes; cousin Robin Holmes; sisters Dawn and Andrea and father Don.....J's "second family" the Shamouns are also noted. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 PM Saturday at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home where Jarred's Life will be Celebrated on Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 PM officiated by Mr. Don Vair. Shining As The Sun You are a testament To a life so boldly lived With courage and strength You forged precious accomplishments In the face of all adversity and oppression You Were A joy to all who knew you A tender heart, always a caring thought You left your mark For all to follow You set the standard The bar raised impossibly high And then the day Thoughtless and cruel deeds Marred you joy, success and zest for life Acts of betrayal—inflicting fatal wounds To your very heart and soul Robbing all desire Stealing the beautiful light That burned so brightly Yet even now They couldn't douse your light forever For it lives on—shining brightly In the hearts of all whom you have touched We carry your torch, never to be extinguished You continue to live precious Jarred In our hearts, that's where you are Live on Son/Brother We will shine your light for all to see
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