Johanna Knoop

Johanna “Anna, Annie” Knoop (nee Copier) of Beachville, Ontario. Born on September 20, 1937 in the Netherlands, Johanna passed away on Friday December 17, 2021, in her 85th year.
Johanna was predeceased by her husband, Jack (Jan. 2020), and her infant daughter (Oct. 1960). Johanna is survived by her children Nellie (Jim) Vandermeer of Beachville, Rita (Rob) Fieder of London, Jack (Kathy) Knoop of Woodstock; her grandchildren Joe (Melissa) Vandermeer, Josh (Aislinn) Vandermeer, Jeremy (Jess) Vandermeer, Matt (Laura Wimperis) Fieder, Laura (Alek) Niziolek, April White; her great grandchildren Emily, Autumn, Myelle, Blaire, Colton, Kylene, Laetham, Arabella, Audriana, Geneva and Adrian. She is survived by her brother Henk of the Netherlands, and her sisters-in-law Joanne Vanderlinden of London, Joanne Knoop of Woodstock, Gonny Schippers and Riet Copier of the Netherlands. She will be missed tremendously by her family and those she called her family, especially Ian, Gloria, Kim, and Mom and Dad’s coffee friend Ernie, who has shared coffee with them bi-weekly since 1978.
Predeceased by her parents Henricus and Maria Copier, her sisters Bets Van Vliet, Willie Marcellis, Sjaan Zaal, her brothers Theo, Arnold and Cor; by many brothers and sisters in law, and 4 nieces.
Johanna was a gentle soul who loved with her whole heart. She had the ability to give love to anyone who came into her home. Her love for her family was enormous and showed in her beautiful smile. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy, they lit up her life. We have so many beautiful memories to cherish. She was the sweetest lady with a heart of gold.

A huge “Thank You” to her PSW’s Kathy, Carolyn, Kim, Lynne, Kim and Cheyanne who helped her with her daily routine and took such excellent care of her. Thank you to the Care Partners Nursing Team who monitored her health weekly, and to Oxford Pro Resp who ensured her equipment ran properly. Special thanks to Oxford County Paramedics, the Doctors, Nurses, and all the Staff at Woodstock Hospital who cared for Mom with our recognition of the Doctors, Nurses and Staff in CCU at Woodstock Hospital for their excellent care of Mom.

There are no funeral arrangements at this time. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital CCU are appreciated by the Family. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario, and your messages of condolence may be shared at

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  • Jim, Nellie, Jack, Kathy and Family,
    We are all so very saddened to hear about the the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Please know that our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time and we wish you all comfort and strength in the days ahead.
    Love All of Us at The Hazen Clinic

    The Hazen Clinic
  • Your Mom was an amazing women. When I came to do her feet often I felt I should be paying her for the appointment. It was a honor to know her and her daughter. She loved her family and all the grandchildren and he great grandchild. God Bless.

    Brenda McEwen
  • Nellie, Rita, Jack and Family, My deepest condolences to you all for the Loss of an amazing Women who really was an Angel. She had taught me so much in the time I had with her and I find myself Grieving right along with you all. She is tremendously Missed and Loved. She has forever left an imprint on my Heart. Sending you all Strength and Prayers. Rest in the Sweetest Paradise Johanna. Until me meet again.

  • Dear Knoop Family,
    We take this opportunity to express our condolences on the passing of your dear mom, Joanna. Gloria has fond memories of her loving, caring and generous heart. Gloria will always remember her positive upbeat spirit. She welcomed us into her family with open arms and the times sharing coffee and treats at her kitchen table will never be forgotten. We remember how she loved to talk about her grandchildren and great grandchildren with a sparkle in her eye. Gloria feels honoured to have been her caregiver for over a decade. Ellis feels honoured to have been welcomed into her family as well. Joanna’s place in our hearts will always remain.
    Gloria and Ellis

    Gloria and Ellis Henricks
  • Johanna was a cheerful, caring, easy going woman with so much faith and love for her family. My visits with her never felt like work as it was always such a pleasure to talk with her. I will miss her a great deal. As she always said “If it is my time he comes and gets me I am not afraid.” My condolences to the family who loved her as dearly as she loved them. She watches over you now as an angel.

  • Sincere condolences in your loss. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

    Dede Barker
  • Moms are Moms and that she was very loving person and very family committed. She will be missed our condolences to the families and best friends

    Don Barker and Lynn Ingram
  • Our deepest sympathy to the Knoop family. Anna was a great neighbor for over 34 years she will be deeply missed.

    Mike and Laurie Pellow and Family
  • Our heartfelt Condolences to you and your family, it’s hard when we loose someone who is so near and dear to us but Anna will no longer be in pain. All the memories that you have will keep her close to all of you. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

    Linda & Joel
  • We wish the Knoop family much strength during this time of loss.

    Ria Davids (Klein Herenbrink)
  • My sincere condolences to your family.

  • Dear Johanna ,
    I loved you like a mom, you where such a kind, warm hearted person, you will always have a part of my heart .
    I am so sad that you are gone, but I know you are in a better place .

    Kim Gadd
  • Our sincere condolences to all the family, may God strengthen you and give you peace in the days ahead.

    Joyce and Bob Stewart

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