OBITUARY

Esther Hotchkiss

April 4, 1915July 8, 2018

HOTCHKISS, Esther Lillian Rita - It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Esther Hotchkiss at the Sault Area Hospital on Sunday July 8, 2018 in her 104th year. Devoted wife of the late Kenneth Hotchkiss. Cherished mother of Gloria Hotchkiss, Diane Adams (Gerald) and Ronald Hotchkiss. Treasured grandmother of Tony Roberts (Melanie), the late Lillian Roberts, David Roberts (Danielle), Barbara Ann Roberts, Emily Miller (Karl) and Colleen Adams Bishop (Paul Sharpe). Proud great-grandmother of Makayla, Emma, Jonah, Aidan, Nathan, Kirstin, Brittany, Frederick and Brennen. Predeceased by her siblings Dorothy Lott (late Leonard), Margarite Verney, Robert Verney (late Elva) and Elizabeth Mireault (late Maurice). Also predeceased by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Dorothy Guinn (late George), Sheila Hotchkiss Johnston, Gordon Hotchkiss (late Betty), Stanley Hotchkiss (late Rose) and Norman Hotchkiss. Esther will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, with a special place in the hearts of Angela and Stephen Walls. Esther was born in Montreal, Quebec April 4, 1915. She lived with her grandparents in England from the age of 7 to 10. She married Kenneth March 30, 1940 in Montreal and later moved to the Laurentians where they raised their children and lived for many years. In 1974, they relocated to Wawa, Ontario where they owned and operated Silver Birch Cottages. A devoted member of the United Church, Esther was also an adventurer, an accomplished seamstress, creative in her endeavors, a wonderful cook and a perfectionist to the T. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Friends are invited to visit at the Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522) on Friday July 13, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday July 14, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Funeral service to follow in the chapel at 2 pm. The Rev. Bruce McLeish officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Echo Bay. Memorial contributions to the Echo Bay United Church, the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Collegiate Heights Retirement Home for their excellent care over the years as well as the PSW's with CCAC, in particular Dianne, Sharon, Tracey and Leona. Messages of condolence may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Kenneth Hotchkiss, Husband
  • Cherished mother of Gloria Hotchkiss, Diane Adams (Gerald) and Ronald Hotchkiss. Treasured grandmother of Tony Roberts (Melanie), the late Lillian Roberts, David Roberts (Danielle), Barbara Ann Roberts, Emily Miller (Karl) and Colleen Adams Bishop (Paul Sharpe). Proud great-grandmother of Makayla, Emma, Jonah, Aidan, Nathan, Kirstin, Brittany, Frederick and Brennen. Predeceased by her siblings Dorothy Lott (late Leonard), Margarite Verney, Robert Verney (late Elva) and Elizabeth Mireault (late Maurice). Also predeceased by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Dorothy Guinn (late George), Sheila Hotchkiss Johnston, Gordon Hotchkiss (late Betty), Stanley Hotchkiss (late Rose) and Norman Hotchkiss. Esther will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, with a special place in the hearts of Angela and Stephen Walls.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Esther Hotchkiss

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Brenda & Ken Bates

July 13, 2018

To: Esther Hotchkiss's Families: (Special thoughts to Gloria, Diane & Ron.)
Our sincere condolences to all on the loss of Esther - she will surely be missed.
Esther was our neighbor many years ago - moving from the city to our humble Smith farm in Quebec, We shared happy times and sad times; leaving us with memories for our lifetime. Far too many to communicate in this remembrance. She was always a lady.
May all your fond memories help sustain as you celebrate her life and grieve her passing. Our thoughts are with you - we will always keep in touch.
In sympathy, Love, Brenda & Ken (Bates)
"A life well lived leaves behind a beautiful bouquet of memories."

Doreen & Mike Bugyra

July 13, 2018

Diane, Gerald & Family:

No words can express your sorrow over the loss of your dear mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With caring thoughts, Doreen & Mike Bugyra, Kemptville.



sherry adey

July 12, 2018

When I first met Nanny Hotchkiss about 10 years ago , through her grand daughter Emily, and yes that is what Nanny asked me to call her, I felt like she is everyone's grandma she was so sweet and loving to me , and of course she was watching Y@R with her humongous cat , I was in awe of her , she had such a presence and energy about her that was surprising to me that I know I will never have. RIP Nanny Hotchkiss you will be truly missed by me xoxoxo

Rebecca Lott

July 11, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Esther. Please accept our deepest sympathies from John Lott’s family (son of Dorothy) in the Niagara Region. God bless Aunt Esther!

Audrey Stewart

July 10, 2018

Dear Hotchkiss Family,
Sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of this lovely lady. I knew the Hotchkiss Family when my Dad & Mom (Albert & Ruth Stewart) had our store at Kilmar. We moved when I was 13 years old and I lost track. However, my Dad & Mom always kept in contact with your Dad & Mom and went to visit with them many times even when they moved to Ontario. They were always delighted to visit with them and happy to tell me the news about their visit.
You were so fortunate to have your Mom for all these extended years, however, no matter the age it is always very difficult to part with our loved ones. I am quite sure that you have many, many memories that will help your hearts to indure your sadness.
Take care - all of you,
Audrey

FROM THE FAMILY