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Catharina (Kitty) Knobbe

August 23rd, 1951 - January 10th, 2023
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Kitty Knobbe daughter of Lambert and Johanna Hendriks, beloved wife of Jan(John) passed away January 10 peacefully at McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge with John at her side

Kitty was born in Brunnsum, Holland in 1951. She came to Canada in 1957 with her Father Lambert, Mother Johanna, sister Wilhelmina (Mein), brothers John ,Rob , Harry and Mike who was born in Canada. 

Kitty was a very strong willed and compassionate woman, a loving wife to John, a caring and adoring mother to her sons Barry and Stephen (Steve) and their wives Bonnie and Irene, and all of her Grand and Great Grand children. As well as being a beautiful wife and mother, she excelled at the work she did for an electrical company in Port Moody as a bookkeeper/receptionist. She loved the time that she was employed there. Her bosses Daren and John and all who worked there respected her, as she did with them

Kitty was also a very meticulous house keeper, some even called her a neat freak, in a nice way.  Monday's were cleaning day and every Monday was like spring cleaning. Hopefully where she is in the spirit world they will have some swifter dusters and such! LOL! She loved reading especially mystery novels and enjoyed classic movies .

Besides being a wonderful wife and mother for 51 years she was a very good cook. Sometimes she would make a meal and the neighborhood would get a treat from the aroma coming from her kitchen.

 Kit, I MISS YOU.  Your sons, daughters, grand children, friends and relatives all miss you.


A Memorial Service will be held at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 216 St, Maple Ridge on March 4, 2023 at 11:00am

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a medical charity of your choice. 


Carolyn Hendriks
March 16th, 2023

Although we did not stay in touch over the past years I have such fond memories of you, Kitty, that still make me smile when I think of you. You were always generous, and straight to the point and had a good sense of humour. You were truly unique and have left the world much too soon. Rest in peace.

March 3rd, 2023

I’m so glad I got the opportunity to say goodbye to Auntie Kitty. A lot of people say “you’re just like your Auntie Kitty” I take that as a compliment because she was very funny, kind of opinionated lol, a “cleanaholic”, and always the life of the party! I have so many great memories of our time spent camping, family holiday events, and at so many lacrosse games when Barry and Shane played together.
I will miss you Auntie 💕

Patricia Stewart
February 23rd, 2023

John and family.., I have not seen you and Kitty for a number of years but I always enjoyed visits with you and Terry and Yvonne. Kitty was a bright energized person and she definitely made an impression on me! Thinking of you and knowing from experience how difficult Kitty’s passing will be on you and your family. Believe me when I say time is a great healer and cherish her memories in your hearts. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Diana Heilemann
February 23rd, 2023

Dear Kitty, I hadn’t seen you in a long time, but it didn’t really matter because whenever we did meet (of course it was always at Minnie and Helmut’s place) we always had a good chat about this, that and the other. I was very sad to hear from Carolyn that you had passed away. After that I called your sister and she told me all the sad news about your illness, I hope you are now free from pain and suffering. Rest in Peace.

February 16th, 2023
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Mom, I really enjoyed our time together on the back deck, sharing heart-to-heart stories and favorite moments from our past. I miss you dearly, and wish our time together could have been longer.
Keeping you alive in my memory forever.

February 4th, 2023

Your smiling face, your sense of humour and especially the warmth you radiated to all that knew you, will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Kitty.

Ellen, Marc & fam
February 2nd, 2023

Dear Kitty,
We are sooo very sorry to say the last goodbye, it was a great pleasure meeting you on our holidays to Canada and get spoiled by your love and lovely food ,we hope you get the rest you deserve in heaven ,we miss and love you , Ellen xx

Cindy Tempelman-Hebdriks
February 2nd, 2023

Dear family ,
I’m so sorry for your loss .
Haven’t seen her a long time in person and when I did I was just a little girl in the Netherlands but when we got in touch through Facebook just a few years ago .
I loved her for the little chats now and then and always liking my creations on fb .
I know she will be missed dearly
You’re all in my thoughts
Love Cindy Tempelman and family

February 1st, 2023

So sorry for your loss Knobbe Family. Favorite memory of this firecracker was her enthusiasm and love of Christmas.
Hugs to you all xoxo

Dwain Habijanac
February 1st, 2023

Barry,Bonnie and family, thoughts and prayers for you at this sad time.

Gus Knobbe
February 1st, 2023

Aunt Kitty you where a great aunt and always full of laughs.

Barry Knobbe
February 1st, 2023

We miss you everyday mom. We Love you. Rest in Peace

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