Dora VanDyke
A public visitation will be held from the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Monday July 8, 2024 from 11 AM - 1 PM.
A Private funeral service will be held from the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow.

St. Joseph's RC Cemetery, Kingsbridge
In Memory of
Dora VanDyke
April 21st, 1933 - July 4th, 2024

Place of Death

Wingham & District Hospital


Dora VanDyke, age 91 of Lucknow, passed away peacefully at the Wingham & District Hospital on July 4, 2024 with her family by her side.  Born April 21, 1933 in Gemert Netherlands to Peter and Nolda Slits.  She was the beloved wife of the late Bill VanDyke (2002) for 44 years.  Loving mother of Henry and Pam of Lucknow, Nora and Ed Verkley of Atwood, Peter and Lisa of Point Clark and Tony and Laurie of Lucknow.  Proud grandma of Chris (Judy), Jayme (Joel) Eadie, Nicole (Matt) Henhoeffer, Adam Verkley (Krista), Steven Verkley (Melissa), Mark Verkley (Kaitlyn), Ben Verkley (Shannon), Darren, Justin (Leah), Tyler (Dayna), Luke (Brianna), and Mitch (Nicole).  She was a special great grandma/Oma to Charlie, Max, Cooper, Griffin, Macy, Luke, Jocelyn, Brayden, Marley, Carson, Cole, Hallie and Layton.  Dora was predeceased by siblings Martin, Antone, Harrie, Bertus, Cato, Pieter, Jan, Drea, Anna and Anton all of the Netherlands.  She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and her friends at Ostbeck Manor and Sepoy Manor whom have been such a great support system to her.

Public visitation will be held from the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Monday July 8, 2024 from 11AM-1 PM followed by a private funeral service.  Interment St. Joseph’s RC Cemetery, Kingsbridge.


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Message from Bill and Suzanne Andrew2024-07-15 11:03:57
We are so sorry to hear about Dora's passing. She was a great neighbour, always interested in everyone’s families and the community happenings. We never saw her without a smile and a wave. Our sincere condolences to all of her family and loved ones.
Message from Thea Joosten-Slits2024-07-11 16:00:57
Our condolences with the passing of Aunt Dora. Our thoughts are with you, wishing you all strenght during this difficult time. Arna, Thea and Peter Slits. Children of Harrie Slits
Message from Casey & Cathy Hendriks2024-07-11 09:14:30
Your mom was such a kind, sweet lady, we always enjoyed chatting with her and when she would call to check to see how Oma was doing when she was in the hospital or not doing well....our sympathy to all the family she will be missed by all, Casey & Cathy
Message from Barb Struthers2024-07-11 09:09:47
So sorry for your loss. Dora was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed our visits when cleaning for her at Ostbek.
Message from Janet (Farrish) Versolatto2024-07-11 08:34:50
My thoughts and condolences to the VanDyke Family
Message from Ben and Jenny Hogervorst2024-07-10 21:07:36
Our sincerest sympathies to all of the Van Dyke family. May the wonderful memories with Dora as mother and grand mother be held close in your heart.
Message from Geene family2024-07-09 21:54:58
Our condolences to the VanDyke family
Message from Dave and Jackie Vandenbraak2024-07-08 12:40:24
We are so very sorry to hear this nora Our deepest condolences to you and your family!!
Message from MaryEllen & Dan Boel2024-07-08 11:45:48
Our condolences on the passing of your mom.
Message from Virginia & David Caesar2024-07-08 11:22:52
Your Mom was such a lovely lady. Please accept our sincere condolences as you cherish your memories of her.
Message from Annie Slits2024-07-08 09:18:38
Gecondoleerd een sterkte allemaal Groeten Annie Slits Patrick en Lia Karinl en Eric
Message from Annie Oude Ophuis-Swinkels2024-07-07 15:48:25
Allereerst gecondoleerd met het overlijden van jullie moeder/schoonmoeder. Toen jullie vader en moeder trouwden ben ik het bruidsmeisje geweest. Als je de trouwfoto van jullie ouders ziet staat daar 'n meisje bij en dat ben ik. Ik was 'n nichtje van haar. Haar moeder Nolda was een zus van mijn moeder Tonia. Ik had altijd nog graag contact met haar gehad maar helaas is dat niet meer mogelijk. Ik wens jullie heel veel sterkte toe voor de toekomst!! Met vriendelijke groet, Annie Oude Ophuis-Swinkels Vanuit Nederland
Message from donna mueller2024-07-07 07:09:11
My Condolences to Peter , Lisa & Famlies
Message from Maria vd Bosch2024-07-07 05:02:38
Dear family Condolences on the passing of your Mother, Grandma Good luck to you all You will miss her very much Keep the many happy memories in your hearts
Message from Marybelle Cranston 2024-07-06 12:28:21
Sympathy from our family to all of you on the passing of this special person in your lives
Message from Lloyd and Marion Knoblauch 2024-07-06 09:58:24
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of Dora’s family
Message from Dianne Dobie2024-07-06 09:40:44
Nora, Ed and the VanDyke Family, Sincere Condolences on the passing of your beautiful Mother. Dad and Mom together again. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Message from Annette and Leroy Drennan 2024-07-06 08:43:25
Our condolences to all the family our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Message from June Gilchrist and Family2024-07-05 19:17:25
We send our deepest sympathy to all Dora's family and friends. She had a great sense of humour and has left many wonderful memories. She will be missed and we will keep you in our prayers.
Message from John and Maureen DeBruyn2024-07-05 17:38:13
Our deepest sympathies to the VanDyke family. Dora was such a sweet lady. May your many memories of your Mom and Grandma help you through the coming days
Message from Louise and Murray Louttit2024-07-05 15:21:01
We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Treasure all your wonderful memories of your dear mom and grandmother. Heaven is gaining another Angel!
Message from Joan Hammond 2024-07-05 15:19:44
So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you! She was a very special lady!
Message from Bob and Susan Martin2024-07-05 12:30:49
Ed Nora and family So sorry to hear of your loss
Message from Ken & Mary Phillips2024-07-05 12:10:54
Our condolences to all the family.