Marie Ellen Gerber(nee Steinman)
Sunday January 21, 2018.
Passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, with her family at her side at Sakura House in her 71st year. She will be forever missed by her husband of over 50 years, Ron Gerber, her children Connie Finn and husband Dan, Terry Gerber and wife Christa. Devoted Nana to Shannon Finn and Matt Waddle, Riley Finn, Brady Finn, Matthew Gerber and Jess Finney, Meghan Gerber and Evan Blackler. Sadly missed by siblings, Floyd and Anna Mae Steinman, Roy Steinman, Bernice Wagler, Orval and Judy Steinman, step siblings Elvern Jantzi, Beatrice and Frank Klein and by in laws Eileen and Earl Steinmann, Vernon and Elaine Gerber. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and her many friends whose lives she touched in her lifetime. While still helping Ron run a busy farm she used her gifted hands teaching ceramic classes and opened a flower store in Wellesley. Later she enjoyed work at the Mennonite Credit Union and Erb Transport. Marie was a kind and gracious host when they had a bed and breakfast in their home and enjoyed meeting people and making new friends from all over the world. She dearly loved her family attending anything that had to do with any of her grandkids, and was always very near and dear to them. Ron was her best friend and partner in all she did, they were an amazing couple. Marie also loved her gardens, her friends and Jesus. Marie was predeceased by her parents Clayton Steinman, Nancy Steinman(nee Erb), step mother Violet Steinman(Jantzi) her in-laws Joseph and Esther Gerber and brother in-law Mahlon Wagler.
Special Thanks to Pastor Kara Carter of Wellesley Mennonite Church who brought much comfort and peace to Mom through her journey. Thanks to Dr. Tam at Grand River Hospital and the wonderful doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at Sakura House.
Friends and relatives may call at Wellesley Mennonite Church, 157 David Street, Wellesley on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 1 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. The funeral will take place at the church on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Kara Carter to officiate. Interment to follow in Rushes Cemetery, Wellesley
Donations to be made to Sakura House, Mennonite Central Committee or Wellesley Mennonite Church.
Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg assisted with the arrangements.
Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca