Gerber, Marie


Born: Oct 20, 1947
Died: Jan 21, 2018

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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
 

Visitation Information

Date:

Jan 25, 2018

Time:

1 - 4 & 6 - 8

Location:

Wellesley Mennonite Church
157 David Street
Wellesley, Ontario
N0B 2T0
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Service Information

Date:

Jan 26, 2018

Time:

3:00 p.m.

Location:

Wellesley Mennonite Church
157 David Street
Wellesley, Ontario
N0B 2T0
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Interment Information

Location:

Rushes Cemetery
Wellesley, Ontario

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Charities

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.

Wellesley Mennonite Church
157 David Street
Wellesley, Ontario
N0B 2T0
519-656-2700


VON Oxford Sakura House
550 Ingersoll Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 4Y3
519-537-8515


Mennonite Central Committee
50 Kent Avenue
suite 203
Kitchener, ON
N2G 3R1
(519) 745 - 8458
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Condolences

Condolence from Heather De Jong sent on January 30, 2018

Dear Ron and family. I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to all of you and your extended family. It was very sad news to hear of Maries passing. Marie was a very talented and compassionate Christian woman who I had great respect for. I met her in the early 80’s when I took ceramic classes and also when I was a member of Wellesley Mennonite Fellowship church. I moved away in 1989, but over the years was delighted to reconnect with her at the church or community events. May your faith and memories carry and comfort you during this very difficult time until you can celebrate with her in eternity. Heather (Leis) De Jong

Condolence from Roy & Lorraine Guenther sent on January 28, 2018

I will truly miss our teas we shared through these finals years of tribulation for Marie. As all of the Family know …. how much You were truly treasured by your life partner, mother and grandmother. She will be truly missed on earth however is celebrating eternity. ” Thanks be to God” . Love and prayers continue.

Condolence from Brad & Kelly Flood sent on January 26, 2018

Connie, Dan and Family,

Kelly & I want to pass along our sympathy for the loss of your mother along with apologies for not getting to the funeral home.
Please accept our condolences for your great loss.

Condolence from Christina Flood sent on January 26, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the memories you’ve shared together comfort you all. I have many wonderful memories from visiting with Holly, especially the days of ceramic classes and hide and seek in the barn. Hugs “Stina”

Condolence from Murray and Kathy Gerber sent on January 25, 2018

To Ron and family. We are sorry to hear of Marie’s passing, and extend our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Ross & Sandra Shantz sent on January 25, 2018

Dear Ron, Terry and Christa and extended Family, our condolences to you. We came to know Marie at Wellesley Mennonite Church when she visited us twice as a Care Team visitor. She was a very interesting and caring lady and will be missed by the whole community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life on Firday.

Condolence from Lyle and Lois Osborn sent on January 25, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. May the precious memories that you have help you through the difficult days ahead.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Lisa and Sean Montgomery sent on January 25, 2018

Connie, Dan, Shannon, Riley and Brady,
Our deepest condolences to all of you as you face the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. We enjoyed getting the chance to meet her at many Baden ballgames and know that her grandchildren were truly one of her greatest joys in life. Words cannot take away the heartache, but please know we are thinking of you during this hard time. Lisa, Sean, Jason and Brett

Condolence from Jay (Stick) and Vicki sent on January 24, 2018

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Marie. My Condolences go out to Ron and the family. She has always treated me with the utmost in kindness. I have always been welcomed in their home. She treated me like one of the family when I would come and visit Terry, even though I’m sure she was happy to see me head home. I will always remember the times spent visiting in the past 25 years and wish all the family our best.

Condolence from LeEtta Erb sent on January 24, 2018

We do not know what life will be like tomorrow or what a day may bring forth, however we are promised a joyous reunion in Heaven. Condolences to Ron, Terry, Connie and Families including Floyd, Roy, Bernice and Orval
Caring thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Al & Cathie (Oesch) Laporte sent on January 24, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Marie’s family. May the memories you have offer some comfort in the coming days.

Condolence from Doug, Barbara Green and family sent on January 24, 2018

Dear Ron and family,
Losing your life partner is so hard. There will be better days ahead. Our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Anne Koch sent on January 24, 2018

So sorry to realize Marie’s passing. I knew her as a Bible study friend at our community study group held at Shantz Mennonite Church. She will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Sylvia Hergott sent on January 24, 2018

Dear Ron and Family,I was so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing .My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Maurice & Barb Mueller sent on January 23, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Marie,s passing.
Our thoughts& prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Gary and Anita Nafziger sent on January 23, 2018

Dear cousin Ron and family, our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. Marie was a wonderful lady and always had a smile and hug for us. We will all miss her but know that she is safe and healthy in the arms of Jesus. Our prayers are with you now and in the coming days as you grieve the huge loss in your family.

Condolence from Karen & Mark Jutzi sent on January 23, 2018

Krista, Terry, & the extended Gerber Family: so sorry for your loss. We got to know Marie when she had the flower shop. She was such a nice person and had a great amount of artistic talent. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are sorry that we won’t be able to be with you at this time as we are in Florida. Keep the wonderful memories of Marie in your hearts forever.

Condolence from Karen & Mark Jutzi sent on January 23, 2018

Krista, Terry, & the extended Gerber Family: so sorry for your loss. We got to know Marie when she had the flower shop. She was such a nice person and had a great amount of artistic talent. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We are sorry that we won’t be able to be with you at this time as we are in Florida. Keep the wonderful memories of Marie in your hearts forever.

Condolence from Pat & Paul Luckhart sent on January 23, 2018

Terry, Christa & family, So sorry for your loss, may you feel God’s loving arms supporting you and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Dan and Tanya Ryan sent on January 23, 2018

Our hearts sank when we heard the news of Marie’s passing. Know that you are all in our prayers.

Condolence from Harold and Reta Steinmann sent on January 22, 2018

Dear Gerber family we were very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. We send our sincere sympathies, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Doug and Karen Kelterborn sent on January 22, 2018

To Ron and Family, so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you grieve in the coming days. Take comfort in family and friends who surround you at this time.

Condolence from Bruce and Marsha Koehler sent on January 22, 2018

Deepest Sympathies from Bruce and Marsha Koehler, (as well as Meredith, Dan, Maxine and MegAnne)

Condolence from Bob and Betty Barker sent on January 22, 2018

Dear Ron and family, It is a sad time . Ron and Marie Bob and I became instant friends. I loved Marie like a sister. Knowing she will not hurt anymore brings some peace. She was such a caring lady. Rest in Jesus arms.
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Condolence from Ervin and Irla Steinmann sent on January 22, 2018

Dearest Ron and the entire family. today we feel so very far away! I have so many great memories of time spent together, especially in our younger years.I look forward to share time with you when we return home, Know that we are praying for all of you as we have been.” tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!”

Condolence from Bruce and Jane Leis sent on January 22, 2018

We are so sad to here of Marie’s passing. Marie and Bruce were neighbours growing up and she babysat the boys sometimes. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Barry and Denise Bender sent on January 22, 2018

Our hearts ache for Ron, and the whole family. Marie was such a dear lady whom we appreciated very much. Her love of life and family helped her fight this battle until she just couldn’t keep going. God now has a wonderful addition to His heavenly host! Marie is enjoying good health once again. May knowing that you will see her again help comfort your hearts during this season of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, even though we are out of the country and cannot be there in person. You have our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Ken and Beth Baer and family sent on January 22, 2018

Sincere condolences to all Marie’s family.

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