Passed away peacefully December 2, 2022 in her 87th year. Predeceased by her husbands Harm Kuik, Gerry Fafard, Bill Farmer and her brother Keith (Shirley) McKnight.
Devoted mother to Bill (Marines), Jim (Barb) and Dave (Judy) Farmer. Stepmother to Paulette (Hugh) Sedlak, Dianne Fafard (Barry), Denis Fafard, and Francine (Brad) McPartlin. Grandmother to Brandon, Myles, Ashleigh (Elgin), Kyla, Jake, Rachel, and Step-Grandmother to Paul (Rita), Michael (Christine), Susan, Katie, and Great-Grandmother to Shaye.
Dorothy lived her entire life in Rockton, she loved the village and its community dearly. She was well known for her beautiful gardens, delicious baking, and excellent sewing skills.
Dorothy had a big heart and a love for helping others; she donated much of her time to volunteering and was a foster-parent for many years. Her involvement with St. Alban’s Church, Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton United Church, Rockton Agricultural Society, Beverly Heritage Society, Women’s Institute (Life Membership Certificate), United Church Women, Tri-M, and McMaster University Medical Centre (1000 Hour Award) brought hope and happiness to many over the years.
Thank you to the staff at Park Lane Terrace for their kindness and compassion.
Service will be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, Dundas, on Saturday, December 10th at 1:30pm. Reception to follow from 2:00 – 3:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rockton United Church, Westfield Heritage Village, or a charity of your choice are appreciated.
Condolences to the McKnight family in the loss of another member of their clan. Dorothy always had a smile and a kind word for anyone she greeted. And of course her love of hats was unprecedented! You could always find her in a crowd.
Bill, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Just loved that lady! Last time I saw her was after my mom passed away and I took some of her scrape books to Dorothy for her Heritage Society. She was over the moon about being able to share the history mom had gathered and organized. Only fond memories of your mom.
Our condolences to the McKnight on the passing of their mother and grandmother
Love her, always remember her in fashion shows, her very special hats, and making bows for Westfield Village Swags. Kiss, Kiss, Kiss.
My sincere condolences. Great memories of working with Dorothy on Wenthworth WI and Rockton Fair and Dinner Theatre. Always smiling, always patient, always kind. Very thankful she touched my life.
We are sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was a wonderful woman – always very kind, with many interesting stories and it was amazing how much volunteer work she did in the community. Condolences to all family members from Jim & Vera Morton and family