2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Dorothy Rotha Hudson (Nee Sunstrum) November 2, 1944 - January 31, 2020

Peacefully surrounded by her family at the Bayfield Manor on Friday January 31, 2020. Dorothy Hudson age 75 of Kemptville. Beloved wife of Kenneth Hudson for over 55 years. Loving Mom of Kelly Pinhey (Andrew), and Leanne de Ville (Steve). Cherished Grandma of Bradley and Bryan Pinhey, Kristy McCurdy (Jon), Aaron and Ryan de Ville, and great grandson Easton McCurdy.  Dear sister of Lee Sunstrum (late Jean), late Doris Sunstrum, late Billy Sunstrum, Bobby Sunstrum (Maryann) and Ivy Sunstrum (late Jim). Predeceased by her parents Sophia and Wallace Sunstrum. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, the Sunstrum and Hudson Families. A huge thank you is extended to Dr. Luong and the Bayfield Manor Staff for their kindness and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at the Byers Funeral Home 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Friday February 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall 2967 Lough Road from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Memory of Dorothy to the Bayfield Manor Activity Fund. Online condolences may be made at


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A Memorial Service will be held at the Byers Funeral Home 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) on Friday February 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall 2967 Lough Road from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Memory of Dorothy to the Bayfield Manor Activity Fund. Online condolences may be made at



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    Ron & Rona Quackenbush says

    Ken and family, Our condolences to all at this difficult time.

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      Lola McEvoy says

      Dear Bob & Maryann, I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. It is hard to lose a cherished sibling and I pray that the many memories of love, laughter & fun will sustain you during this time of loss.

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    Eleanor Wright says

    Bob and Maryann,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved sister and sister-in-law.
    Eleanor Wright and Lorna McRae.

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    Kelly and Family
    So sorry to read about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you as we remember how you helped my Mom for many years. Sincerely, Lois (Flegg) and Dale Keyes

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    Gerry Walsh and Marilyn Fraser says

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. We will miss you very much, Dorothy. Rest in peace.

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    Marilyn Ferguson says

    My deepest sympathy

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    Dolores Wilson says

    Sincere condolences from DOLORES Wilson.
    (Former partner of Robert Cusson)

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    Sharon Watkins says

    We were sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Her sense of humour and laugh will always be remembered. Ken & Dorothy visited us in Surrey several times and were very generous in offering their home and van for our family visit quite some years ago. May all the good memories help you through this time of sorrow and knowing that many others share your sadness.

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    Julie McCarthy says

    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.
    Brian, Julie, Fiona and Gavin McCarthy

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    michael aldham says

    Ken,Lee,Kelly and extended family:
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Dorothy.
    May the memories of the good times from the past continue to give you comfort in the coming days
    Mike Aldham

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    Ruth Croll says

    So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was my supervisor at the bank for many years and also a great friend. My condolences to Ken and the girls and families..Ruth (Young) and Doug Croll..

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      Lucia Olmstead says

      Dear Kelly and family, so sorry for your loss, I worked with your mom many years ago, and she was truly a wonderful woman, all we can do when our loved ones pass is to remember all the happy times..
      Our memories live on forever, memories never die.

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    Jim Edgar says

    To the Hudson and Sunstrum Famlies:
    Sending our sincere sympathy in your recent loss.
    Thinking of you,
    Jim and Myrna Edgar

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    Brenda Pritchard says

    My deepest condolences to the Hudson/Sunstrum family.
    Dorothy was a wonderful woman and I thought very highly of her.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

    Brenda Pritchard (in Florida)

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    June and Doug Merkley says

    We were very saddened at the news of Dorothy’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Ken, Kelly, Leanne and families. Dorothy was such a kind and thoughtful lady. Her presence will be greatly missed.

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    Ruth Dukelow says

    Ken, Kelly & Family, Leanne & Family,
    Dorothy was very kind and wanted the best for her family. I met her when she had taken on the role of always being ready to care for her grandchildren. She had special skills which she used when she accommodated each of their needs. She always smiled at the mention of their names!
    I send my condolences to all. Cherish your good memories and God Bless!
    Ruth Dukelow

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    Jeff Hudson says

    Dear Kenny, Leanne and Kelly
    Rodney Hudson informed me yesterday of aunt Dorothy’s passing. Uncle Dave Hudson provided me with an update of the family at Joan’s funeral last May. This is definitely sad news and my sympathies go out to all of you. Although distant, my memories are very positive when I think of aunt Dorothy. I will pass this information on to my daughter Rose. All the best during this difficult time. Jeff Hudson.

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    Valerie Hudson says

    Uncle Ken, Kelly & Leanne,
    Thinking of you at this very very difficult time. I will always remember that knowing smile.
    She was a gentle person.

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    Linda (Lee) Osborne says

    Ken, Kelly, Leanne and family,
    Jim and I were sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing.  Although most times I would only see Dorothy years apart, whether in Kemptville or B.C., she always had a warm, welcoming smile.  Know that  you and your families are in our thoughts at this time of sorrow.

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    Carol and Carl Cannon says

    Dear Ken,
    Carl and I are very saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We had missed seeing you at Bayfield the past few days and we had asked about Dorothy but we only found out today. Our condolences to you and your family and we are thinking of you at this difficult time. We will make a donation to help with the activities at Bayfield Manor . Carol and Carl Cannon

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    Rick and Nancy Henderson says

    We are saddened by your loss of Mrs. Hudson. She will be in our prayers.

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    Tracey Wickenden Brown says

    Leanne, Kelly and families please accept my deepest condolences. You and your families are in my prayers during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the service tomorrow and the gathering of your families.

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    Wade Hudson says

    Dear Ken, Kelly, Leanne and families Nancy and I would offer our sincerest condolences at this time. Dorothy gave you all strength and love to be the family envied by many and in her passing the strength to endure and continue living the life she wanted for you all. My memories return to my age of 10 and while staying with Grandpa and Granny in Kemptville I met this beautiful young lady that Ken brought home one evening and I can still visualize the warm smile, the sparkle in her eyes and wonderful personality. Little did I know then that Ken and Dorothy would be together for so many years, contribute so much to their community, and like ourselves be the parents of 2 beautiful young ladies. What a Legacy!! Ken – Nancy and I have every intention of being with you on Friday to celebrate the life of Dorothy and personally give you are condolences. God speed Dorothy – till we all meet again.

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    JoAnn Daniels says

    I have such lovely memories of Mrs. H, always ready with a smile and a kind word. I am profoundly sorry for your loss and though I’m unable to attend the services, please know I’m thinking of you all and sending my love.

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    Tom and Lynn Humphreys says

    Our thoughts are with you today. Tom and I send to you and your family our sincerest condolences on Dorothy’s passing, memories are our strongest connections at this time.

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    Katie Taugher says

    Thinking of you during this time. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
    Katie Taugher and family

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    Bruce Goodman says

    Ken & family-
    Please accept our sincere condolences. It’s been many many years, but I remember Dorothy as a loyal and supportive co-worker at Scotiabank, and who valued her family life so much. No doubt, she will be missed.
    Bruce & Carolyn Goodman

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