2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Holly Booth (Dillabough) March 17, 1977 - September 7, 2017

With heavy hearts, as the result of a car crash, we share the tragic news of Holly’s death on Thursday September 7, 2017. Holly, age 40 of Jasper, Ontario was the newly- wed and loving wife of Ryan Dillabough. An entrepreneur, Holly was the new owner of Kilmarnack Orchard and already working towards certifying as an organic orchard. True to her character, she lavished care and attention on the apples in order to produce a healthy crop of nutritious, tasty fruit. Her apples are just a tangible reminder of her nurturing legacy that will endure with her family and friends forever. She was fun, happy and reliable-a rock for many people. Her incredible and never ending love of her nieces and nephews contributed significantly to the well- being of the entire family. She will be missed beyond belief.

Beloved granddaughter of Hazel Booth. Cherished daughter of the late Margaret Mitchell and the late Grant Booth. Much loved daughter-in-law of Ron and Elaine Dillabough. Considerate, warm-hearted, and understanding sister of DeeDee (Steven) Bekkers, Dodi Booth, Hazel Booth (Chris Locke), Grant Booth (Elise Pendlebury), and Megan Booth (Michel Raats). Loving sister-in-law of Dana (J.J.) Huisjes. Completely adoring and most amazing Aunt EVER of Rachel, Amy, Dayna, Myah, Landon, Stevie, Jacob, Luke, Bianca, Adelaide and Gauge. Fondly remembered by Uncle Mark Dillabough, dear friend and previous business partner Kurt Gebhardt, numerous best friends, and playful dog Marshmallow.


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The family will receive family and friends at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall 2967 Lough Road, South Mountain on Wednesday September 13, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Holly and her Mom will be held at Kilmarnock Orchards, a place they both adored, 1182 Kilmarnock Road, Jasper on Thursday September 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by Interment at Knights Cemetery, Inkerman at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For those wishing, donations in Memory of Holly may be made to Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at


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    Lee and Linda McCaslin says

    Sincere heartfelt sympathy to the family at this most tragic time.

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    Howard and Sue (Naegels) Flay says

    Our deepest condolences to both families.

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    Robert &June says

    Sleep peacefully Holly, you are going to be missed dearly;
    Our condolences to the family losing two of there love ones (God bless)

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    Naresh and Brenda Shah says

    Our deepest, heartfelt sympathies to Ryan and his family, the Dillaboughs. Please, also, extend our condolences to the Booth family. Know that we are thinking of you all.

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    Catherine Young says

    I only had the good fortune to meet Holly once but I know what exceptional people all the Booths are. There is little consolation to be had during such a dark time but if it helps, remember that while physical bodies may not endure, love lasts forever.

    I extend my deepest sympathies to the extended Booth and Dillabough families.

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    Andrew Carkner says

    I’m so saddened to hear this terrible news. My condolences to all the families affected by this tragic event

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    Jason McSheffrey says

    Dear Booth’s et Family,

    I must send my sincerest condolences to everyone. Holly was one of the the sweetest girls I have ever known. I miss our Inkerman connection and it will never be lost.

    Much love to all the Booth’s and extended family. It truly pains my heart to lose such a lovely person….😢😢

    – Jason McSheffrey

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    Julien Lepitre (Sonny) says

    Sorry for all family and friends of Holly and her mother

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    Jenn Green says

    I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    My deepest sympathy

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    Carey & Peter Oberman says

    Elaine,Ron and family
    We are keeping you and your whole family in our hearts and prayers.

    Carey and Peter

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    David Scott says

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family, such a tragic and sudden loss. Hopefully you will be able to find some comfort with each other and friends during this devastating time.

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    Jeannie Brown says

    Sorry for the loss of your niece Mark.

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    Nancy Wouters says

    My deepest sympathy to the Booth and the Dillabough families. You now have an angel looking over you. Take care of each other.

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    The Ladouceur's says

    Our deepest sympathy to Deedee and Steve and your entire family at this sad time. Our thoughts are with you.

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    Deborah Chadwick says

    Sorry for the loss of your best friend Hazel

    thinking of you and the family at this time xoxo

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    joanna vincent says

    So sorry for your loss.

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    Pam Sarazin says

    My condolences to Holly’s family and her husband Ryan. I am so sorry for the loss of 2 beautiful women. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Ian Coleman says

    You were an amazing person and you will be missed by many..

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    Kristen baket says

    May they rest in peace deepest sympathies to the family

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    Mrs. K. Mack says

    May the loving arms of God wrap the entire Bekkers family in an eternal hug at this very difficult time in your lives. I will say a rosary for each of these wonderful women as you wrestle with their loss.

    Mrs. Mack, teacher at STA in Russell

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    Katherine Arcand says

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Such a big loss. Holly will be greatly missed.

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    Jennifer Moore says

    I went to Nationview Public School (grade 7 & 8) with Holly. We lost touch after that but reconnected through Facebook years later. She was such a free spirit with a smile that lit up a room! Taken far to soon she will be dearly be missed.

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    Krista George says

    Always a friendly face, Holly – you will be missed. A kind heart and familiar face in a room full of strangers. While I didn’t know you very well, I thank you for the friendship you gave to me. Xo. Krista

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    Mickey & Lorraine Herron says

    Dear Ryan, Elaine, Ronnie, Dana & JJ and Holly’s family:

    Our deepest Sympathy for your loss.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time.

    May Holly and her Mom RIP

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    Fran Kelly says

    My dear Booth family,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since the dreadful news of Holly and your mom tragically taken . I believe that those who live in my heart are always with me, and hope that might be your experience, also.

    Teaching has provided me with the privilege of getting to know young people at their launch to success as adults! I have fond memories of Holly and her siblings. Sadly, I will be out of town this week, but am assured that you will receive much support from family and friends.

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    Sylvia Bakker says

    Dodi, I am so very sorry to hear of the tragic passing of your sister and Mom. Thinking of you and your entire family during this very sad time.

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    Sandy Workman says

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you Ryan and the entire family. I am thinking of you all during the most difficult time in your lives. Sincerely, Sandy

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    Jack and Charlie Berends says

    Our deepest sympathy to your family.

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    Jason and Robin Berends says

    Sorry for your loss. They will be truly missed.

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    mica alcedo says

    To Hazel Booth,
    My sincerest apology for this tragic loss. May you sister-in-law’s soul rest in peace. I pray for you to be comforted by family and friends in this very hard time.


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    Deb Crosby says

    I am so very sad for your whole family. I am sending love and healing energy to help through the challenging times ahead.

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