About our Council



Worthy Grand Knight
Hugh Penney

Deputy Grand Knight
Ross Fraser

Fr. Sany Seshaiah

Reg Durocher

Branden Fonovic

Financial Secretary
Peter Hills

John Hache

Frank Rodrigues

Sean McCann


Inside Guard
 i. Howard Vanneste

ii. Ted Welch


Outside Guard
 i. Doug Smith

ii. Bob Bonner

Trustee (3 Yr.)
Sean McCann

Trustee (2 Yr.)
 Ted Welch

Trustee (1 Yr.)
Ray Hawthorne

Council Archives


         Port Hope Council 6490 was founded on May 7, 1973 through the dedicated efforts of Our Lady of Mercy Pastor Monsignor Leo Cleary,  District Deputy Gene Hurtubise and thirty-three charter members.  Monsignor Cleary was instrumental in gathering together some of the men to form a council and many of the initial members came from the Cobourg council.  The council's first Grand Knight was James J. McNamee who was Grand Knight from 1973-1975.

    Without a building of its own at the time, the council held their monthly meetings in the church basement, and later at the Greenwood Tower, which was then owned by founding member Daniel D. Dotzko.  The current council building, built in 1952, was acquired from the Salvation Army in the fall of 1974.  On June 11, 1995 a Mortgage Burning Ceremony was celebrated.

    Three members of Port Hope Council 6490 have gone on to fill the position of District Deputy for District 48, Brothers Daniel D. Dotzko 1975-77, Richard "Bim" Hills  1978-81 and Edmund Hickey.  Also five members have been Faithful Navigators over two Assemblies.

    Today we are a small council but steadfast in our beliefs and strive to make our world a better place.  May 7, 2013 will mark our Council's 40th anniversary in Port Hope.


Past Grand Knights


In Memoriam

Our dearly departed brothers


Sir. Knight James J. Tracey Assembly



Port Hope Knights of Columbus 6490 Charter

Our Council Charter
Charter granted in 1973




J. J. McNamee Our 1st. Grand Knight
 J. J. McNamee
Our 1st Grand Knight


Our Council Building
Knights of Columbus
1 Elias Street


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