September 19, 1929 – September 5, 2018

Virginia left us peacefully at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. Virginia was well loved by her daughter, Patricia MacLeod, and her husband David, her son, Thomas Bontje, and his wife Clara, and four terrific grandsons, Christopher MacLeod with his wife Philippa, Jeffrey MacLeod and Jacquelyn, Justin Bontje, Matthew Bontje and Molly. She also leaves her brother Donald Stevenson. Virginia was predeceased by husbands Alfred Hanley and Henry Bontje.

Virginia grew up in Kingston and then spent more than sixty years in London. Five and a half years ago, she moved to Amica at Dundas and enjoyed this community.

A service to celebrate Virginia’s life will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Saturday, November 10th at 1:00 pm with visitation one hour before the service, reception to follow.

Donations in Virginia’s memory to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation in Hamilton will be appreciated. The hospital’s care of Virginia was exceptional.


10 Messages to Bontje, Virginia Ellen

  • Jim Frizzle

    Tom, Clara and family. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. My sincere sympathy during this difficult time for all of you. Jim Frizzle

  • Mary Lynne Hooey

    Dear Pat and Tom and families,
    On behalf of Mary Moore’s family, I extend our heartfelt condolences. Ginger and Mom enjoyed a wonderful friendship for more than fifty years. We have many fond memories of your Mother beginning from our childhoods and on. She was truly a lovely, gracious person, and her beautiful smile and hearty laugh will never be forgotten.

    Warmest regards,

    Mary Lynne (Moore) Hooey

  • Hamoody Hassan

    Virginia and her late husband Hank were indelibly impressed upon the members of the Hassan Family. WE send our thought and wishes on the passing of a great and gracious lady. In peace to Pat and Tom, and all of your relations. Hamoody and Sharon Hassan, London

  • Dale McDonald

    Tom, Clara & Family,
    please accept our condolences and know you are in our thoughts,
    Emily & Dale

  • Roshan and Shalini Sapra

    Our deepest condolences to Tom, Clara and the rest of the Bontje family. Sorry for your loss and may she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Ray Reed

    Vicky and I used to marvel at Tom’s devotion to his mother and father. It reflected so well on the type of persons they were. Would that all of us were so fortunate.

  • Barb Reichert

    My sincere condolences to Ginger’s family. I worked with her at London Life and found her to be a very special lady. Keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jay Rovers

    Pat and Tom et al …….

    My sympathies on the loss of your Mum…… auntie Ginger was such a sweet heart…… and a wonderful lady with lots of class. She’ll be missed by so so many. I will be there on November 10/18…… see you all then!

  • Carol McAvoy

    I worked with ‘Ginger’ for many years at London Life. She was a lovely, elegant lady with an incredible sense of style. More than that, she was a warm, caring person. We sat side by side (in the days before walls and partitions) and shared many stories of family and life on her beloved Erie Ave. My deepest condolences to her family.
    Carol McAvoy

  • Theo

    Dear Tom, Clare and Family,
    I am so sorry about your loss.

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