2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Murla Timmins (Nee Holmes) September 12, 1930 - August 12, 2020

Peacefully at the Winchester District Hospital on Wednesday August 12, 2020. Murla Timmins in her 90th year of Winchester. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Timmins. Loving Mom of Brenda (Bill) Hogaboam, the late Janet Volks, Paul Timmins and Cheryl (Peter) Guy. Cherished Grandma of Derik, Amber, Darren, Adam, Sara and Tyson and great-grandchildren Declan, Carter, Jake, Case, Lilah, Grayson, Luke, Jaxon, Camden, Layne and Harlow. Dear sister of Marguerite Fawcett and the late Lula, Tom, Mary, Gerald, Lloyd, Woodrow, Keith and Murray Holmes. Dear sister-in-law of Betty & Peggy Holmes and Sandra Benoit.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews & the Timmins Family.   A Private Funeral Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Memory of Murla to the Nor-Dun Seniors Support Centre.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at

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A Private Funeral Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Memory of Murla to the Nor-Dun Seniors Support Centre.  Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at


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    Patti Shadbolt says

    To the entire family – I am deeply sorry you have lost such an incredible mom, grandma, sister, and aunt … Murla was always so positive, smiling, loving and kind. Sending my sympathy and hugs ❤️

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    Cecile Crepeault says

    My condolences to all the family RIP Murla

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    Brenda Winter says

    I’m so sorry for your loss Brenda, Bill & Cheryl, Peter and family’s. Hugs to all of you!

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      Terri Van Haren says

      Thinking of you at this sad time.

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    John and Barbara Phifer says

    Our sympathy to the family.

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      Sharel Bell says

      My deepest sympathy to all the family. Aunt Murla was a special lady and will be greatly missed.

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    Don & Joan Findlay says

    Our sincere sympathy to the family.

    Don & Joan

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    Suzanne Thompson says

    Sending our sympathy to the entire family.
    Suzanne Thompson (Baldwin) and Doris Baldwin

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      Janie says

      To the family, Murla was a lovely lady. Her church family will miss her greatly, too. May you find comfort in many happy memories.

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    Lorraine Roy says

    Brenda, Paul, Cheryl, and Families,
    We were so very sorry, to hear, about your Mom.
    Please know, that we are thinking, of you, during this difficult time.
    Brian and Lorraine

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    Mary Whitteker says

    My deepest sympathy Brenda to you and your family.

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    Bill & Marie Havekes says

    To all the family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you. No matter their age, it is a great loss when a parent passes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bill & Marie Havekes

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      Marian Michalicka says

      To all of Murla’s family,
      I am so sorry for your loss. May treasured memories support you through this very difficult time. 💖🤗

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      Bonnie & Ron DeVries says

      So sorry to hear of dear Aunt Murla passing. You will all miss her very much, no matter the age it is hard to lose your Mom. She was a special lady.
      Our deepest condolences.

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    Judy Buske says

    Brenda & Cheryl – I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have such wonderful fond memories of working together at Donna’s. I loved her sense of humour.

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    Marie Fawcett says

    Brenda, Paul, Cheryl and families – you are in my thoughts. I have many fond memories of your Mom

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    Bob & Cheryl Mussell says

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Mom, Grandma, & Great Grandma! We should all be so lucky to live such a long happy life, still in her own home, still driving…To be blessed with children, the pleasure of grand children & the definite bonus of great grandchildren – each generation becoming sweeter as time went on! It will be hard for your family to say goodbye especially with Covid restrictions, but I know each of you will have many happy memories to support you through this tough time – know that we are thinking of each of you! Love & Hugs to All!

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    Sandy Workman says

    Brenda, Paul, Cheryl and families. So sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a sweet happy woman always with a smile. Thinking of you all during this difficult time ❤️❤️❤️

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    Myrna McHugh says

    Ron & Myrna McHugh -We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family – our deepest cond0lences!

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    Grace Stobo says

    My most sincere condolences to all the family I met Your mom and dad at the dinners in South Mountain and enjoyed talking with them each week. I have many fond memories of them. Memories are something no one can take from us. Sincerely Grace Stobo

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    Tina Cairncross says

    To the Timmins family I send my sincerest condolences to you in the loss of your mother Murla. I always would run into Murla at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Winchester and have a “catch up chat”. I will remember her as a smart, kind and lovely person, always ready with a smile. So sorry for your loss.

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    Joe & Marion Morris says

    So sorry to hear of Murla passing,Bill & Brenda you have our sincere Sympathy and all the family connections,she was a great person

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    Alan and Lee Helmer says

    Brenda, Cheryl and Paul, and your families, we are sorry for your loss . Moms are special . All the memories will remain .

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    Cindy Foley says

    Our deepest condolences at the loss of Murla. From the day I meant her, until the last time we were together she was always with a smile, offered the most heart-warming advice and always with a cup of sugar/coffee/wine. She always had a jar of Jub-Jubs for Isaac’s little hands, as long as he left the black ones for Ron. Murla is one of the last strong, stubborn and most giving women that I looked up to and hope to achieve to be like. I am a better person for knowing her. Please know you are in our thoughts. Murla and Ron will always live on in the memories closest to our hearts.
    Cindy and Isaac Foley

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    Sincere condolences for the loss of your dear Mom. Please know we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Scott Cairncross says

    Sincere condolences to the Timmins family. Cherish the memories. I remember Murla and Ron for their kindness and giving spirit.
    Scott and Mary Cairncross

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    June and Jo-Anne Gibson says

    Our sincere condolences to the Timmins family. We are so sorry for your loss. Murla was a lovely lady who will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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    Phyllis MacMaster says

    Brenda, Cheryl and Paul and families
    My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your mother. She always had time for a visit whether at the post office, grocery store or a fair. I will remember with fondness her smile and her laugh. Today is the 4-H Dairy Clubs Achievement Day at South Mountain and I will always remember Murla and Ron sitting in the stands supporting their grandchildren and in the last few years the great grandchildren in the peewee class. They were great supporters of 4-H and many young people benefited from their encouraging words. May you find strength and comfort in the caring thoughts of family, friends, and your extended friends at the curling club and the agriculture community at this difficult time. From Matthew 25 “Well done my good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord”
    Phyllis MacMaster

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    Rick & Bonnie Mattice says

    Your mom was a wonderful kind lady, she will always be remembered

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    Barbara Verhey says

    My deepest sympathy to the Timmins family!! Your Mother was a very sweet, kind & friendly lady!! I had such a good visit a couple of years ago at Dairyfest talking to your Mom & Dad. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. Hugs, Barbara Verhey.

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    Jose Poole says

    Dear Brenda, Cheryl and all the Timmins family,
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Jose Poole

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    Carol and Gary Collins says

    Brenda, Cheryl, Paul and family. We wish to offer you our sincere condolences. Your Mom was a very special lady . She was always so cheerful and kind. She was constantly whistling and Brenda, you told us that when you heard someone whistling in the Royal Bank, it was either your Mom or Bill Collins. We have fond memories of your family.

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    Norma Pugliese (Johnstone) says

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Murla will be greatly missed. Always a difficult time but COVID makes it even harder. Stay strong. Xoxo

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    Don & Lynne Levere says

    Sincere condolences to the family in the loss of a special lady.

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    mary taylor says

    My deepest sympathy to all the family in your loss of a much loved mom, grandmother, and sister.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Muriel Reoch says

    Brenda, Cheryl, Paul and all your families. Muriel Reoch and family would like to express our sincere condolences. We shared lots of fun times on our trips and have many fond memories. May God be with you all during these difficult days and give you peace and strength.

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    Rob Saunders says

    Lots of memories, from Halloween and popcorn balls to camping at Lake Opinicon. So sorry to all for your loss

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    Nancy Fawcett says

    Dear Brenda, Bill, Paul, Cheryl, Peter & families
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
    Aunt Murla will be greatly missed but will be cherished in our memories forever.

    Love Nancy, Carrie, Christie & Julie

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    Judy McPhail says

    Cheryl, sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    Claude & Judy♥️

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    Brian & Joanne Moran says

    Our sincere condolences to the family.
    Please know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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    Connie Meyer says

    I am so sorry about the passing of Murla. I send my condolences to all her family and friends. She was an amazing lady. On the go and full of life. Always busy with her family. I will miss her. But I will remember her when I use my crocheted dish cloths that she made for me. They are long lasting like she was. May her memory be a blessing to you. Love Connie

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    Dennis Benoit says

    To my cousins Brenda, Paul, Cheryl, to Derrick, and to all of your families, please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your wonderful Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Aunt Murla always meant a lot to me with her warm, positive, and welcoming ways, always an enthusiasm for family, community and many creative projects, all with love in her heart. May she live in our hearts and her spirit move us forward to better days ahead.

    Cousin Dennis

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    Harry and Janet Thompson says

    Our sincere sympathy to your family at this very sad time. May your memories help in your healing. God bless you all.

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    Bud & Golda Yeager says

    We send our love, prayers and sincere sympathy to your family. We have many fond memories of Murla
    and so glad we were able to spend time with her last summer. Blessings!! Golda and Yeager family.

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    Constance Harrington says

    Dear cousins Shannan and I send our love, prayers and sincere sympathy to all of you. I have many wonderful memories of your mother on the farm in my childhood as I spent so much time there. My aunt Murlas was a kind, loving person with a wonderful laugh. I cherish my memories of her and know that your memories of your mother will give you strength in this difficult time. Much love cousin Connie and Shannan

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    Todd & Lynn Kirkwood says

    Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all at this difficult time.
    Murla was a lovely lady and a pleasure to know.

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