Passed away peacefully at Nithview Community on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in her 96th year. Vera was born in Wilmot Township, a daughter of the late Reinhardt Heldman and former Louise Berg. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Becker who predeceased her in 1990. Loving mother of Barbara Becker of New Hamburg, David Becker of St. Thomas, Peter Becker of Grand Bend and Edward Becker of New Hamburg. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Nyle and Ingrid Heldman of Barrie and Eileen McIntyre of Elmira. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by brother Roland Heldman and 1st wife Rose and 2nd wife Ruby, sister Anna and Herb Gifford, brothers-in-law Harvey and Florence Becker, Bruce McIntyre, sister-in-law Lillian and Nelson Seyler.
Vera was an active and involved member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church. She enjoyed volunteering with numerous organizations on New Hamburg and area. She loved her gardens and her flowers.
Visitation at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, 3357 Erb’s Road, Philipsburg on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Joanna Miller officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca
Feb 25, 2018
2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
Feb 26, 2018
Zion Lutheran Church (Philipsburg)
3357 Erb's Road
Zion Lutheran Cemetery (Philipsburg)
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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church – Philipsburg
3357 Erb's Road
Condolence from ERIC AND JUNE WHITTAKER sent on March 11, 2018
sending our deepest sympathies . we have wonderful memories of you all .
june and eric
Condolence from Roy and betty bondy sent on March 10, 2018
Sincere sympathy to the entire family. Sorry just heard today. Wonderful lady
Condolence from Marlene and Bruce Bender sent on February 28, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Becker family. Vera was a good neighbour to my Mom, Dorothy Bender.
Condolence from Fred Schnittke sent on February 28, 2018
Our thoughts are with you boys and Barbara too. Your mother was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Condolence from Vera Becker sent on February 27, 2018
Ed, Peter, & Family,
So very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Mom. Hopefully Ed she taught you her pie making skills.
You are in our thoughts & prayers at time as you mourn her loss.
Don & Anne Hauss
Condolence from Arden Linton sent on February 26, 2018
I was so sorry to read of Vera’s passing. I remember her unwavering and strong support of Barbara….ever her champion. I know you will all miss her, especially Barbara, but I believe she will shine on in your hearts forever.
Condolence from Marlen sent on February 26, 2018
To Barbara David Pete and Ed- I am sorry to hear your mom is gone, she was a really loving and gentle soul & our family will always remember her. Your mom made me laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, try a little harder and live just a little bit better. And appreciate flowers! Know she loved each of you so very much, she used to tell me the best things in life are the people you love and the memories you’ve made along the way. I’m thankful for all these warm things she’s left behind in my head and heart. I believe she has left hand prints on a lot of hearts.
Condolence from Barb Dreher sent on February 26, 2018
Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother to you all she will be missed at Nithview she always enjoyed the program on Tuesday evening.
Condolence from David and Marilyn Gerber sent on February 25, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Condolence from Shirley Brenner and family sent on February 25, 2018
I am sorry to hear of Vera’s passing. She was a good friend for many years and I enjoyed my recent visits with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Condolence from Clarence & Marlene Schamber sent on February 24, 2018
So sorrty for your loss. Your Mom & I enjoyed many visits here on the farm and at our Horticulture meetings, and even enjoyed coffee time after she went to live at Nithview. A truly great lady and a wonderful friend.
Condolence from Ray & Mary Lingelbach sent on February 24, 2018
Our ‘Deepest Sympathy’ to you on the loss of your Mom. I always enjoyed chatting with her – and admired her positive outlook. May your many memories bring you Comfort & Peace in the days ahead.
Condolence from Sonia, Bruno & Natalina sent on February 24, 2018
So sorry to learn about your mom – our heartfelt sympathies to both of you – the whole family.
May each moment/day bring you renewed strength as you cherish the memories of the journey shared with your mother.
Again, our heartfelt condolences.
Condolence from The Bushell Fam sent on February 24, 2018
‘Our Eddie’ 💜
We are all thinking of you and wish we could be there to support you at this sad time. Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy and know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m blessed to have known your beautiful kind Mom.
Rest In Peace Mama B. You are so loved. XO
Condolence from Bruce and Jane Leis sent on February 24, 2018
Our thoughts are with you as you mourn your Mom and celebrate her life. Sorry we can’t be there in person, I have many wonderful memories of your Mom: visits to your family farm, her stamina and cheerful attitude to hard work, her special care of Barbara and “her boys” and her love of friendly conversation which she still enjoyed even in her last days in Long Term Care. To Barb: You will miss your Mom very much but she will be with you always in your heart, your own angel in heaven!
Condolence from Ken and Beth Bender sent on February 24, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Vera was such a lovely lady
Condolence from Debbie Luckhart sent on February 24, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your mom.
Condolence from Brad & Sandy Martin sent on February 23, 2018
Sending our deepest sympthies on the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady! Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.
Condolence from Linda Kress & Jim Paul sent on February 23, 2018
Please accept our sympathy. Your mom had a sweet smile and a sincere interest as she chatted with other residents, visitors, volunteers and staff at Nithview. We know she was a great blessing in your lives and trust you have many warm memories of days gone by that will help you through this time as you celebrate your mother.
Sincerely, Linda Kress & Jim Paul
Condolence from Terry and Donna Romashyna sent on February 23, 2018
Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Your mother was truly a special lady and a hard worker! May you keep all of your wonderful memories close and dear to your hearts! Peter, Ed, Dave and Barbara.
Condolence from Judie Bowlby sent on February 23, 2018
Am saddened to read about your mother,s death but know she was happy to go. What a long and productive life she had. Am unable to visit at the funeral home but am thinking of u all, Peter, Edward, and Barbara, Sincerely, Judie Bowlby