Fretz, Elaine

Born: May 18, 1936
Died: Apr 09, 2018


Fretz, Elaine
Passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. Catharines General Hospital. She resided for many years in Vineland. She was born 81 years ago in Perth County and was the daughter of the late Rudy and Irene (Jantzi) Jutzi.
Beloved wife of the late Walter Fretz who predeceased her in 2008. Loving mother of Chris Fretz of Vineland. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Robert and Irene Jutzi, Nelda and Ray Brenneman, Ken and Joan Jutzi, Mark and Karen Jutzi, Grant and Louise Jutzi, John and Juanita Jutzi, Bill Jantzi, and Beulah Fretz. Also remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her sister Lucille Jantzi, brother-in-law John Fretz and sisters-in-law Ruth Gingerich, Pauline and Clayton Cressman.
Family and friends will be received at First Mennonite Church, 3557 Rittenhouse Road, Vineland on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Vineland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital or Niagara Life Centre. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home Ltd. assisted with the arrangements.
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Visitation Information


Apr 14, 2018


12 Noon - 1 p.m.

Service Information


Apr 14, 2018


1 p.m.


First Mennonite Church
3557 Rittenhouse Road
Vineland, Ontario
L0R 2C0
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Interment Information


Vineland Mennonite Cemetery
Vineland, Ontario

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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
169 Main Street, E.
Grimsby, Ontario
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Niagara Life Centre Counselling
65 Lakeshore Road
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2N 2T3


Condolence from Bonnie Gingrich sent on April 23, 2018

My sincere sympathy to Chris & all the family. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Bill Bresee sent on April 17, 2018

Our condolences from Darlene and Bill Bresee ( Erb Transport Montreal).

Condolence from Ralph and Eleanor Elg sent on April 15, 2018

Sincere sympathy to the Jutzi Family.

Condolence from Wally and Gloria Kollman sent on April 14, 2018

Our deepest Sympathy to the Fretz Family as you grieve the loss of a Dear Mother, and Jutzi Cousins,as you grieve the loss of another Dear Sister.Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Collin and Marnie Jutzi sent on April 14, 2018

Remembering Elaine from years ago, our sympathy is extended to her children and every one in the Fretz and Jutzi families.

Condolence from Ruth&Lawrence Schmidt sent on April 13, 2018

Our sympathy to the Jutzi families

Condolence from Christian & Violet Family sent on April 12, 2018

We extend our sincerest sympathy in passing of another sister. Brunner, Ontario

Condolence from Murray and Ruth Ann Krajaefski sent on April 12, 2018

To the Jutzi Family: Our condolences on the passing of your sister. Our thoughts with you.

Condolence from Joe Fretz sent on April 12, 2018

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, Chris. We have many memories over the years of wonderful times with both Walter and Elaine. She was a welcoming and gracious hostess. I hope your memories of her can help sustain you through this time of loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Donna and Gary sent on April 12, 2018

Hello Chris,
We are so sorry for your loss.Unfortunately Gary and I are in Florida until next Wednesday so we are unable to attend the funeral. But we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from C Flores sent on April 12, 2018

Dear Fretz family
I am sincerely sorry about the loss of your dear loved one Elaine.
I know words could not describe the grief you are personally experiencing but please allow the precious memories & support of friends & family help carry you during these difficult time. Also Another source of comfort is found in God’s written word the Bible where the Creator of life tells us what the hope can be for such ones like your dear Elaine
in the near future is to have life again. God guarantees that: “”From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them.”-Hosea 13:4 Please accept my deepest sympathies & a warm invitation for you to find more comfort at
Sincerely C. Flores

Condolence from Doug Bylsma sent on April 12, 2018

Hi Chris,

I am sad to hear of the passing away of your mother. I pray that you and the family may know the peace and grace of God in the days ahead, as you grieve together. Death and separation is a bitter and painful enemy. But also a conquered enemy through the resurrection of Jesus Christ! May you find strength in Christ and the gospel in the days and weeks ahead.
In Christ, Doug

Condolence from Rod Fretz sent on April 12, 2018

My prayers are with you, Chris, on the loss of your mom. I enjoyed many times staying at your home and visiting over the years, or having Uncle Walter and Aunt Elaine visiting us in Oregon. Elaine was always so interested in us as kids and what we were doing, and was a very gracious host during my stays at your home later in life. She was a vibrant, warm and welcoming person.

Condolence from Bruce & Jean Fretz sent on April 11, 2018

Dear Chris and extended family:

We have fond memories of spending time in Elaine and Walter’s home with the Fretz cousins. May fond memories help you at this sad time. Our sincere condolences to each of you.

Bruce & Jean Fretz