Josephine 'Adera' Holton (nee Campbell) - Passed peacefully at Charlotte Villa on October 9, 2021 in her 89th year. A dearly loved sister and aunt, Adera was a joy to many people. From an early age, Adera showed musical talent - for how could she not, growing up in a home with no less than 3 pianos? Her slightly mischievous smile and twinkling eyes gave an accurate indication of her fun loving nature, which will be sadly missed. Her many years of involvement in the Brant County music scene saw her direct vocal choirs, bell ringer groups and provide organ and piano accompaniment through a long, happy career beside her husband, Frank Holton (deceased). Even after retirement, she was involved with Probus and various churches and funeral homes around the city of Brantford. An avid Tiger Cats fan, Blue Jays fan and golfer, she was always happy to discuss the latest highs and lows in the sports arena. Many a game was watched from either the stands or on tv. Her love of music and sports aside, her main love was her family. Predeceased by her brother Morris Campbell, Adera is survived by her sister Sharon (Cecil) Wittich, nephews Jeff (Aileen) Wittich, Garth (Jeanette) Wittich, nieces Judy (Sam) Spadorcia, Karen (Mike) Dargie, Linda (Ron) Smith and many great-nephews and nieces. She was never happier than when visiting with family, listening to the next generation of musicians and eating dessert. “I never saw a dessert I didn’t like!” she would say while sneaking the next bite of a buttertart or shortbread. Our lives are the richer for having known her, and now she has joined the Saviour she loved and served these many years. Until we meet again!
Sincere thanks to Dr. Allen, the staff at Charlotte Villa and the healthcare workers who cared for her with kindness and compassion.
As per Adera’s wishes, a private service will be held. Interment at St. George Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Adera’s memory can be made to the Brantford Symphony Orchestra or to the St. George United Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave., Brantford, 519-752-4331.
A tree will be planted in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest in memory of Adera.