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
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