Rhonda Kinnear-Hoftyzer of Pendleton passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 14, 2002. She was born on Nov. 30, 1976. She was the wife of Stuart Hoftyzer, whom she married on Sept.21, 2002.
She graduated from Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute. She also graduated from St. Lawrence College as an animal care technician and from Kemptville College, University of Guelph, in food and nutrition management. It was while attending Kemptville Collegethat she met Stuart, who was also a Kemptville graduate. She wasa respected dietary aide at the Maxville Manor, and owner of Rhondale Jerseys. Her loves were Stuart, Jerseys and making chocolates.
She was an active member of the Maxville Curling Club and a member of Jersey Canada. She had the opportunity to represent the Jersey Association as Jersey Princess, Jersey Ambassador for the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, and youth exchange delegate. Titan Basketball and 4-H were also highlights of her short life. She will be sadly missed by her husband Stuart, parents Don and Isabel (Blair) Kinnear, her brother Blair (Julie Proulx) and Stuart’s family: Bill and Jo-Anne, Eileen, Kathryn and Philip Hoftyzer.
She was treasured by two special grandmothers, Eunice Hill (GuySmith) of Pendleton and Joan Zandbergen of Brinston. She will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and college classmates.
Funeral services were held at Munro and Morris Funeral Home in Maxville and at the Christian Reformed Church in Williamsburg on Dec. 18, with Rev. George Rowaan officiating and Rev. Gail Christie reading Scripture. Pallbearers were Blair Kinnear and Julie Proulx of Aurora, Dan VanGilst and Dan Schuler of Chesterville, Connie Barton of Vankleek Hill and Mike Visser of Owen Sound.
Special music was provided by Trevor Baker, Fred and Mattie Zandbergen, Pam DeJong and Heather Douma. Hilda Wylie of Kanata spoke about Rhonda’s life and reminded everyone: “Just one memory brings back the beauty of wonderful moments shared.”