It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lisa Jeneanne Lela Minor on July 10, 2023 in her 63rd year.
Born September 28, 1960 in Peterborough, Ontario, predeceased by her parents Wilma and Douglas Bishop, and brother Joseph. She is survived by her loving husband Greg of 40 years and their children Katie and Matthew both of Dunnville.
Survived by her siblings Rick Bishop (Alina) Susan Nolan, Judy King (Larry), Steve Bishop (Theresa), Lori Siddall, Dan Bishop (Cathie), Rob Bishop (Elaine, deceased), brotheer-in-law Chris Minor (Debbie) and many nieces , nephews and cousins.
She will be missed by her beloved grandchildren, Peyton, Jack and Rylin who were her pride and joy, she put everything aside to make everyday fun filled for them from making their favorite food to creative crafts, she made her home their home. It would not be unusual to stop by and find a late night pool party complete with light up glow sticks and lanterns for an over night sleepover in the backyard.
Family vacations up at the “cabin” in Tweed Ontario led Lisa back to her love of outdoors and family that lived in the area. The family loved the Skootamatta River and the remote and quietness of their little paradise away from home offered. After many years they downsized to a travel trailer and camped locally.
Lisa loved to garden, both vegetable and floral, and her vegetable garden proved that nothing would stop her, not even the nagging arthritis in her knees, from providing her family with healthy meals. Everything in her garden was eaten fresh or canned, nothing went to waste.
To say Lisa was frugal would be speaking lightly, never an impulse purchase was made, financial decisions were thought out clearly. She had the craft of living a rich healthy happy life on a budget. She was not stingy or cheap, she’d offer help to anyone who needed her. Her huge heart and home was always open to anyone in need.
Lisa was strong willed and stubborn at times, but she also had an enormous heart and witty sense of humor, many a standing family joke originated from her.
Lisa started her career as a PSW, a few children later and she joined Sobey’s as their pricing personnel but her dream job was working for Canada Post as a CUS driver. She had the knack to strike up a conversation with all she met, paying attention to what other people are saying. She had the qualities to make other people feel comfortable, seen, and heard.
She will be remembered for all the love she shared with her friends and family. She truly loved each of them- and if you knew her, you knew it and you felt that love.
There will be a private family service on Saturday July 15 at JW Hart Funeral Home in Dunnville. Following the service public celebration of life will take place at Lowbanks Community Centre, 2633 Northshore Drive, Lowbanks, Ontario from 2:00 -4:00 PM. All are welcome to come and celebrate a life well lived.
Donations in memory of Lisa can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Dunnville and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.