GINGERICH, ELROY J.
Passed away peacefully surrounded by the warmth and love of his family on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his residence Nithview Community at the age of 82. Born in Wilmot Township a son of the late Elmer and Sarah (Jutzi) Gingerich.
Beloved husband of Hilda Mae (Erb) Gingerich whom he married May 12, 1956. Lovingly remembered by his children; Renae & Jay Huebert of Nebraska, Eugene & Phyllis Gingerich of Waterloo, Anne & Glen Good, Duane & Christine Gingerich all of New Hamburg and Jon Gingerich of Ingersoll. Dear grandfather to; Nathan, Elisa (Sam), Emily, Janelle, Jordan, Aaron (Lyndsay), Deanne (Robin), Andrew, Katelynn (Grant), Courtney (Andres), Sarah, Judah, Lukas and Micah and great-grandfather of Charlotte, James, Benjamin, Mahalia & Elyce. Elroy is survived by his brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law; Irene Schultz, Harold Gingerich, Viola & Jock McGillivray, Leola Roth, Arthur Steinmann, June Schwartzentruber, Marjorie & Laverne Schwartzentruber, Darlene & Harold Culp, Carl & Fern Erb. Predeceased by brothers in law; Alvin Schultz, Vernon Schwartzentruber and Elmer Roth, and sisters in law Florence Steinmann and Reta Gingerich. Missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Elroy was a member of Highview Community Church in Kitchener. He loved music and enjoyed exercising his strong tenor voice in various quartets in his younger years, as well as in the shower. Elroy was originally a dairy farmer before transitioning into beef, hogs and custom work which allowed him to express his passion for farm equipment. He owned at least one of almost every major tractor brand during his farming career and liked to keep them all polished to a shine. Elroy enjoyed attending auction sales and before he sold his farm restored several two-cylinder John Deere tractors. After moving to New Hamburg Elroy enjoyed hanging out at the coffee shop with his friends, reading and assembling puzzles.
Family and friends are invited to Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. Internment will occur at 1:30 PM on Sunday, followed by the funeral service at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Sunday January 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy donation to Mennonite Central Committee or Nithview Community (Cheques Accepted) Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca