Roth, Clare Benjamin

Born: Apr 30, 1938
Died: Jul 28, 2017


Roth, Clare Benjamin
Passed away peacefully at his residence, The Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, on Friday, July 28, 2017. Clare was the son of the late John and Matilda Roth (Swartzentruber) and was born on the home farm in Petersburg, Ontario 79 Years ago.
Clare will always be missed and cherished by his daughters Michelle (Robert) Popma and Alyson (Sam) Wilson, his grandchildren; Joseph, Michael, Katelynn, Daniel, Spencer, Nicholas, Zachari and Matthew.  He will be remembered by his brothers and sisters; Arthur (Marjorie) Roth of Colorado, Vernon (Betty) Roth of Breslau and Mildred Hauder of Nebraska. 
Clare is predeceased by his daughter Connie Lou Roth, sisters Martha and husband Jack Miller and Beatrice and husband John Holst as well as by brother in law Laurence Hauder.
Clare retired as a Manager of Zehrs at the age of 55 and spent much of his time playing golf, a game he grew to love all his life. Clare was an Optimist Club member. 
Cremation has taken place.  Family and friends are invited to a time of memorial visiting on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg.  A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 a.m. followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship. 
In lieu of flowers donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
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Visitation Information


Aug 02, 2017


5 - 8 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Aug 03, 2017


11:00 a.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
Google Map

Interment Information


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.

Canadian Diabetes Association
14 Irvin Street
Kitchener, Ontario
N2H 1K8
(519) 742-1481

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Condolence from Violet Showalter Ropp , & Chris Ropp & family sent on August 11, 2017

To the whole Roth Clan: I spent time living with Grandma Tilly in her home in Baden. There I learned to know all her children and the grandchildren. We have lots of fond memories of you all. Clare will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to each one. Violet Ropp, RR 1 Brunner, N0K 1C0

Condolence from BARB MARTZ (nee KNIPFEL) sent on August 7, 2017

MICHELLE & ALISON and families.
Just home from vacation and heard about Clare’s passing. Fondest memories….
I grew up in Petersburg…I am a sister of Peter and Paul Knipfel and Kathy (Knipfel) Knechtel. I too babysat for your parents.
“You have a garden of memories showered with a million tears”.
When someone you LOVE becomes a MEMORY, the MEMORY becomes a TREASURE.
Sincerest Condolences.
Barb (Knipfel) Martz.

Condolence from Bill Dunn sent on August 5, 2017

My condolences go out to the Roth family at this time of sorrow…I was out of town and just found out about the passing of Clare…I knew Clare through the Zehr days and he was a great guy to know and had a couple bubbly ones with him @ The BlueMoon many years ago…very easy going man and was a pleasure of meeting him through business and pleasure….RIP Clare and have a cold bubbly one for me.

Condolence from Peter & Jacqui Knipfel sent on August 3, 2017

Michelle and Alyson and Families. Our condolences once again to both families at the loss of your Father and Grandfather. I am so happy that I came to the service today to hear about the fond memories of such a great guy. Had so much fun with Clare over the years, shuffleboard, cards, golf to name a few. Lots of discussion about the grocery industry too. A beautiful service and a lovely tribute to your Dad.

Condolence from Delores (Roth) Hammel sent on August 2, 2017

We extend our deepest sympathy to Michelle and Alyson and their families on the loss of their Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Darol & Delores Hammel (Olivia Roth’s daughter)

Condolence from Kathy (Knipfel) Knechtel sent on August 1, 2017

Michelle, Alyson & families
My deepest sympathy. Your dad was a great guy and loved to have fun…he had such a contagious laugh! I lived in the subdivision in Petersburg and babysat you girls when you were little. Fond memories of beautiful little Connie Lou as well♥️. Thinking of you during this time.

Condolence from Dave and Renate Foster sent on July 31, 2017

Our condolences to Michelle, Alyson and family. Great memories! Clare created a wonderful environment to come to work each day. After work, whether through sports or a get together at the farm, Clare enjoyed and promoted camaraderie with all employees. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Gary and Darlene Burke sent on July 30, 2017

We are sending our sympathy to you, Michelle and Alyson and your families in the loss of your Dad. Gary worked with Clare many years ago and the memories we have are of a lot of laughter going on. We know he will be missed by all of you.

Condolence from From Brother Arthur and Sister in law Marjorie Roth, Julesburg, Colorado. sent on July 29, 2017

To Michelle, Alyson and families
Our sincere condolences and prayers go out for all of you. We treasure our memories of Clare and wish we could be with you at this time. The distance and hassle of travel is more than we can handle at this point. May you all find comfort in the arms of the great Comforter. We will keep in touch and have you in our thoughts and prayers. We could tell many stories involving your dad but will leave them for another time. He was a wonderful brother and always enjoyed our visits with him, great cook also. All our love and prayers, Arthur and Marjorie