Jones, Judith Louise
Date of death: September 7th 2002
Jones, Judith "Judy" Louise of Port Dover (formerly of Hamilton) peacefully and serenely, surrounded by the immense love and comfort of her family, after a very courageous battle with cancer, at the Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, September 7, 2002. Judy, in her 58th year was the much loved wife and soul mate of Ron Jones. Proud, devoted and loving mother of Bradley and Sherri Drumm of Strathroy, Cindy and David Nicholls of Hamilton and dear step-mother of Joel Jones of Brantford and Roxanne Jones of Mount Hope. Cherished grandmother of Kristen Drumm and Katrena, Sonya and Candace Nicholls. Dearly loved sister of Mary Summers of Burlington. Predeceased by a brother-in-law Ken Summers. Judy will be missed greatly by her many sisters and brothers - in-law and also by her two special nieces, Sandra Turan and Karen Summers. Judy and Ron moved to Port Dover 10 ago and began a new life of many accomplishments and happiness. Together they owned and operated " R & J's Antiques". This was Judy's dream and haven where she welcomed all with a smile and a big hug. Judy, with gratitude for her recovery, living "ONE DAY AT A TIME", was a true tower of strength, courage and inspiration. Her warm and loving heart touched and enriched the lives of many, many people. Her spirit, unconditional love and beautiful smile has left a piece of her heart and soul with all of us to hold on to by God's grace. Judy is at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME , 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 for visitation on Tuesday, September 10 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Celebration and Remembrance of Judy's life will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George Sts.) Rev. Brian Elder officiating, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations to Holmes House, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre, Simcoe would be kindly appreciated by Judy and her family.
McDonald, Patricia Regina
Date of death: August 24th 2002
McDONALD, Patricia Regina (nee Collingwood), at Norfolk General Hospital on Saturday, August 24, 2002 in her 68th year. Wife of the late James "Jim" Albert McDonald (1991). Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Jim and Bette of Nanticoke, Mona & Mike Leedale of Port Dover, Penny and Andrew Jones of Hamilton, David and Kathy of Hamilton and Merianne and Martin Fess of Vittoria. Cherished grandmother of Jodi and Jason and Amy McDonald, Lauren Leedale, Matthew Jones, Eric, Jennifer and Jamie McDonald, Breanna, Monica and Carley Fess and great grandson Jason McDonald. Dear sister of Joan (Keith) Gilroy, June ( the late Jack) McFarlane, Ruth and Bob Hodgson, Bette and Norm Swasee, and Bruce Collingwood. Also will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Pat was a member of the Women's Institute, The Norfolk Quilters Guild and the U.C.W. She owned and operated the "Lakeshore Quilts" for 10 years and was certainly known for her love and expertise of quilting. Pat, with her friendly nature and pleasant smile will be missed by all who knew her. Pat is at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) for visitation on Tuesday, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican Church (Market & St. George Sts.) on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 11:30 am. Rev Rob Doerr officiating, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be kindly acknowledged by the family.
Needham, Valerie May
Date of death: August 2nd 2002
Needham, Valerie May "Val", Peacefully at her home in Port Dover on Friday, August 2, 2002, surrounded by the love of her family. Val, in her 46th year, fought a long, but very courageous battle with cancer. Loving wife of Mike and cherished and devoted mother of Crystal. Dearly loved daughter of Earle and Violet Mitchell and daughter-in-law of Roy Needham all of Simcoe. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Julie (Jeff) Torensma, Shelley (Wayne) Hudson, Sherri (Sam) Myke all of Simcoe, John Needham and Amber Stillwell. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Val's family will be forever grateful to her "Guardian Angel" and dear friend Elizabeth. She will also be missed by her buddy "Stryker". Val will be remembered by her many, many friends for her loving spirit, laughter and endless generosity, enriching the lives of all whom she touched. She has left us all with her special inspiration of strength, courage and love. Visitation for Val was held on Sunday at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, Port Dover (583-1530). Funeral Service was on Monday at Calvery Pentecostal Church, Simcoe. Officiated by Pastor Bill Kirby and Pastor Bill Barwick, followed by cremation. For those wishing memorial donations to Camp Trillium Rainbow Lake or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be kindly appreciated.
Presland, Alan John
Date of death: July 30th 2002
PRESLAND, Alan John died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 after a short brave fight with cancer (mesothelioma). Alan was much loved by Shirley (his wife of 30 + years) and three sons, Ian (Nadine Chubaty) of London, Ontario, James of Hampshire, UK and Tony of Melbourne, Australia, who will miss their friend and loving father. He was also the very proud playful "Grumpa" to Jamie Rose (4 1/2) and Ethan Thomas (2 1/2) . Alan is survived by his mother Meg, brothers Graham (Temare Oh), Murray, and sister Airdre McEwen (Keith) plus several nephews and nieces who loved their friendly giant uncle. After receiving an engineering degrees at the University of New Zealand, Alan moved to the UK where he lived for 8 years. He met his wife Shirley on the Empress of England when he emigrated to Canada in 1968 to take up a position with Ontario Hydro. Alan was a member of the Port Dover Lions Club for 25 years and was part of the St. Paul's Anglican Church family. In keeping with Alan's wishes, cremation has taken place. Following a memorial service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Dover (Rev. Rob Doerr officiating) at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, there will be a light luncheion at St. Paul's Church Hall Port dover, served by the ladies of St. Paul's Club. Interment of the ashes will be at a private ceremony at Port Dover Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Alan's name to the Canadian Cancer Society (Mesothelioma/lung research) or Camp Trillium. Arrangements entrusted to THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, Port Dover 583-1530.
Clark, Leslie B.
Date of death: November 5th 2002
CLARK, Leslie "Les" B., of Port Dover formerly of Burlington. At Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 in his 88th year. Les had been a resident of Norview Lodge. Predeceased by his wife Ruth May Clark ( (1995). Loving father of Donald of Port Dover and Carol Easey and her husband George of Aurora. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Diann (1994). Dearly loved grandfather of Mark Easey and his wife Samantha, Geoff Easey, Daniel Clark, Nathan Clark, Joshua Clark, and Sara Clark, and one great grandchild, Weston Hope Easey. Dear brother of Margaret Hill. Predeceased by a brother Wallace. Les was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Port Dover. He was a retired employee of Burlington City Hall and a former member of Aldershot Presbyterian Church in Burlington. Les served in WWII and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60 Burlington. Mr Clark is at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530) for visitation on Friday, November 8, 2002 from 12 to 1pm followed by Funeral Service in the Chapel. Officiated by George Easey. Private family interment will take place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
Hinatsu, Jane Naoko
Date of death: November 3rd 2002
Hinatsu, Jane Naoko, Peacefully after a long illness, on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at Norfolk General Hospital. Jane in her 89th year was the wife of the late Thomas Hinatsu (1958). Dearly loved and devoted mother and mother-in-law of Ray and Nancy of Winnipeg, Clive of Port Dover, Chester and Denise and Alan and Pat all of St. Thomas, Ruth and Douglas Toyoto of Oakville, Dale and Walter Kamitakahara of Toronto and Joan Hinatsu of Port Dover. Predeceased by a son Ron and a daughter Lynn. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Dick (Sally) Ujiye of Toronto, Mary Ujiye of British Columbia, Nellie (Ken) Suzuki of Winnipeg and Pauline Inose of British Columbia. Predeceased by a brother George. Jane will be lovingly remembered by many, many nieces and nephews. Jane and Thomas moved to Port Dover in 1952 and became very active and dedicated members of the community. She gave much of her time and assistance in helping Kobi Kobayashi in his Judo Club and Fish and Game Club. Jane was a very avid gardener and a member of the Horticultural Society. Her friendly smile and outgoing nature will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Mrs. Hinatsu is at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530) for visitation on Thursday, November 7, 2002 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Dover on Friday, November 8, 2002 at 11:30 am. Rev. Gordon Moir officiating, followed by cremation. Memorial donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Family Fund or a charity of ones' choice would be appreciated by Janes's family.
Pierson, Rosella Christina
Date of death: November 10th 2002
PIERSON, Rosella Christina "Rose" peacefully and quietly on Sunday, November 10, 2002, in the comfort of her loving family, at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Rose, in her 99th year was the wife of the late Lloyd Pierson (1996). Loving and devoted mother of sons Lavern, Stanley, and Harvey all of Port Dover, Bob and his wife Cherie of Simcoe and daughters Isabel Bannister, and Shirley Ewing of Simcoe, Doreen Devnich of Brooklyn, Ontario and Betty Durnez and her husband John of Norwich. Predeceased by a son Emerson (1994), a daughter Lois Lindsay (1991) and sons-in-law William Bannister, Richard Devnich and Jack Ewing. Rose was also predeceased by her ten brothers and sisters. Cherished and proud grandmother of twenty two grandchildren, thirty seven great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. Predeceased by a grandson, Doug (1993) and a great grandson, Tyler (1988). Rose was very well known and respected in the community. Her pleasant loving spirit and generous kind nature touched the lives of many, many people. She will be greatly missed by all at Dover Cliffs, where she so generously helped anyone she could, including feeding her little feathered friends outside. She was a former member of the Friendship Club, Lakeshore W.I., loved her games of bingo and euchre and was a very avid gardener with a true "green thumb". Friends may call at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover 583-1530, on Thursday, November 14, 2002 11am to 1pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1pm, officiated by Rev. Alan Cook. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to Dover Cliffs or the Heart and Stroke foundation would be kindly acknowledged by the family.
Knechtel, Mary Elizabeth
Date of death: November 19th 2002
KNECHTEL, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Kitchen) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 in her 67th year. Peacefully at her home in Port Dover surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Harold and Effie Kitchen. Loving wife of Fred Knechtel Jr. Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Wendy and Kirby Collins, Debbie and Bob Hunter, Peter and Jane Knechtel, Diane and Ernie Natte and David and Terry Knechtel all of Port Dover. Cherished grandmother of Alex and Ryan Hunter, Jake and Jordan Knechtel, Calvin and Laken Knechtel and Gerrit Natte. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lloyd Kitchen of Brantford, Joyce and Pat Styles of Victoria, British Columbia, Harold "Jr" and Carol Kitchen of Brantford, Chuck and Carol Kitchen of Port Dover, Ken Kitchen of Brantford and Louisa Kitchen of Georgetown. Predeceased by sisters Carol Dawson and Beverly Kitchen, brother Jack Kitchen and sister-in-law Gerry Kitchen and Thelma Kitchen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews who will sadly miss Betty. Betty grew up in Brantford and moved to Port Dover in the early 60's, where she, Fred and their family created a family business that, today is known throughout Ontario. Betty had the best of both worlds, as her family and business flourished under her constant nurturing. She worked very long and sometimes (very hard) hours, right up to the past few weeks, to ensure everything and everyone around her were looked after. If Betty had a fault, it was that she worried too much about others and not enough about herself. Her restaurants and stores were her "Clubs". Her large family, hundreds of employees and thousands of customers were her friends. Though sad at her death, she will be remembered for sweetness and the warmth she brought to the many people who were touched by her life. Family and friends may call at the THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME,102 First Ave., Port Dover (583-1530) on Thursday (today) 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service for Mrs. Knechtel will be held at Grace United Church (Chapman and St. George Sts.) on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 1 pm. Rev. Brian Elder officiating, followed by interment at Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing memorial donations to Henderson Hospital - Palliative Care, Arthritis Society or Simcoe and District Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.