Roth, Dorothy Marie

Born: Jul 24, 1935
Died: Feb 12, 2019


Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital.  Dorothy resided in New Hamburg and was born 83 years ago in Wellesley Township, a daughter of the late Elias and Laura (Gerber) Jantzi.
Dorothy is reunited with her husband Mervin L. Roth who predeceased her on January 7, 2010.  Loving mother of Darla Hammer & partner Ben Wiebe of Charlton, Larry & wife Lorna Roth, Rod Roth & partner Susi Barry and Tanya & husband Ted Wagler all of New Hamburg.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren; Ken (Erika), Michelle (Dave), Kyle (Kristina), Koshia, Rebecca (Jon), Aaron (Mariah), Rachel (Luis), Ian (Samantha), Jessica, Brandon, Teegan and Jazzlyn as well as by her 9 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Melvin (Patricia) Jantzi, Stanley (Liza) Jantzi, Esther (Mel) Harrison and sister-in-law of Eleanor Jantzi, Ken & Katherine Roth, Ray & Audrey Roth, Ina Bender, Elma Yantzi, Florence & Lorne Metzger.  Dorothy is predeceased by her son-in-law Peter Hammer (2007), her brother Orland Jantzi and brothers and sisters-in-law; Lavern Bender, Doris (Andrew) Yantzi, Elmer Yantzi, Mahlon (Erma) Roth, Wilmer Roth and Edna (Milfird) Bender.
Dorothy was a member at Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg.  Dorothy spent much of her time volunteering at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre and loved quilting. She enjoyed travelling with her friends, playing cards, reading and spending time tending to her beautiful gardens.
Friends and relatives are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street for visitation on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m.  A private family committal will take place prior to the funeral service at 19th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.  The funeral service will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg with Pastors Jan Steckley and Kevin Peters Unrau officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital CT Scan Fund or the Mennonite Central Committee (Cheques Accepted).  Personal condolences and memorial donation information available at

Visitation Information


Feb 16, 2019


2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.


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


Feb 17, 2019


3:00 p.m.


Hillcrest Mennonite Church
1056 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 3E9
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Interment Information


19th Line East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery
RR#1 Tavistock, 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.

Stratford General Hospital Foundation
46 General Hospital Drive
Stratford, ON
N5A 2Y6
(519) 272-8210 ext 2626

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


Condolence from Myron and Joy Wagler sent on February 22, 2019

Deepest sympathy to your family at this very sad time.

Condolence from LeEtta Erb sent on February 21, 2019

To Esther & Mel
Condolences on the passing of your sister Dorothy.

Condolence from Bev Bell sent on February 18, 2019

To Dorothys family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of your mom/grammas sudden passing . I enjoyed your mom’s visits over the years on Fridays when doing her hair and will sure miss our chats, she was a lovely lady. She was very proud of her children, grand & great grandkids and spoke of you all often. My sincere condolences, Bev

Condolence from Cheryl Good sent on February 18, 2019

Sending my love to the entire family. Dorothy was such a strong but gentle spirit. She could be fiesty in such a quiet way. Her home was always open for the family (including a few stragglers like me!) and I enjoyed every minute of it. I am grateful I got to visit a couple of years ago when I was back in ontario. It was like no time had passed (despite the 20 years) and I felt at home at her table again. I know she will be missed by friends, extended family, children and grandchildren. Hugs to you all!

Condolence from Lindsay Hissink sent on February 17, 2019

My sincere condolences to Michelle and the family. May staying close to one another and fond memories carry you through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts. Sending hugs to you all from BC.

Condolence from Laura Carey sent on February 16, 2019

Dear Rod, Susi and family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I hope that in the coming days and beyond you can feel comfort with happy memories. Thinking of you during this difficult time xo

Condolence from Brent and Jan Hoffman sent on February 15, 2019

Larry, Lorna, Rod, Susi and family, we wish to extend our deepest condolences. Jan and I both enjoyed our conversations with Dorothy. We will miss her. Your family are in our prayers.

Condolence from Caralee Roth sent on February 15, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Darla,Larry,Rodney,Tanya and all of your families.
There is a new angel in heaven reunited with Mervin any many others. I am so grateful that I ran into aunt Dorothy in June at the thrift store. There she was with her beautiful smile and kind heart. We had a short but sweet visit and it was such a gift to see her,hug her and feel aunt Dorthy’s LOVE! I will treasure many memories spent with such a special loving Aunt!
May all of your memories of your mom,grandma and so much more give you peace at this sad time.
God bless you all.

Condolence from Deb Buchanan sent on February 15, 2019

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Dorothy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family at this sad time.
May you always cherish all the wonderful memories you have of her.

Deb Buchanan & Family

Condolence from Martin and Heather Rody sent on February 15, 2019

Dear Ken and Erika… we are so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts. Uncle Marty and Aunt Heather

Condolence from Jamie and Roxie sent on February 15, 2019

To Darla.Larry.Rodney and Tanya and families..
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother
Aunt Dorothy always had a kind heart and wore
Smile..Her love for her children grandchildren and great
Great grandchildren was very evident..The fond meme pries
Of walking/biking the bush lane to play with Darla
Many years ago..aunt Dorothy would be in the
Garden pulling those weeds or in the house canning
Many memories of aunt will be missed
God has you in his keeping but we have you in our hearts
Dorothy is rejoicing with uncle Mervin

Condolence from Ben and Nancy Langille sent on February 15, 2019

Sending sincere condolences to all the family. Always a friendly lady…she will be greatly missed. Praying for all…just think of her in Jesus’ loving from pain.

Condolence from Dan and Betty Zehr sent on February 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. I remember aunt Dorothy’s beautiful smile and gentle spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the fond memories of your mom and grandma comfort you during your time of grief.

Condolence from Sheena, Devin and Family sent on February 14, 2019

My Condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. I will never forget Dorothy and her amazing spirit with an enormous heart and amazing brilliant smile. She will be deeply missed by all. Heaven has gained another angel, now reunited with the other members of the family and her husband, will forever be watching over all. XOX

Condolence from C Flores sent on February 14, 2019

Dear Roh family
I am sincerely sorry about the loss of your dear loved one Dorothy. 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 Dorothy 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 Sherrill (Roth) Hollinger sent on February 14, 2019

My deepest condolences are sent to Darla, Larry, Rodney and Tanya and your families. I will always remember my visit with Aunt Dorothy and Darla. Hold on to the memories of the love your mother gave to you all.

Condolence from Murray & Barb Roth and Family sent on February 14, 2019

Darla (Ben) Larry (Lorna) Rod (Susie) Tanya (Ted) and all your Families.
We were saddened to hear about Aunt Dorothy’s sudden illness and passing.
We are so glad we spoke to her at the Roth Reunion in November, and as always she was smiling and happy.
She will be missed by all of you and the extended families, but it is a blessing to know that because of her trust in her Savior Jesus Christ, she is rejoicing today in His Care.

God Bless all of you at this time.

Condolence from Jen and Phil Wagler and family. sent on February 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathies in your loss. Dorothy will be sadly missed, she was a wonderful aunt who put up with a lot of shenanigans when Tanya and I would go back and forth together all summer long as kids. I will never forget her smile and quiet spirit, and her love of quilting. I look forward to receiving Abi’s quilt from mom, Dorothy sewed the back together just a few weeks ago.

Condolence from Myrt Hearn sent on February 14, 2019

Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. You have my deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Paul and Ginny sent on February 14, 2019

Larry and Lorna, Koshia and Kyle,
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mother and grandma. She will be greatly missed as she touched so many lives. Hugs.

Condolence from Carl & Connie Zehr sent on February 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to you all, your mom was a special lady, treasure the memories….Sincerely, Connie & Carl

Condolence from Irene Ruby sent on February 13, 2019

My sympathy to the family, you will have many memories of your mom. Aunt Dorothy always took the time to talk to me, and never seen her without a big smile.. Merf and Dorothy are together again.

Condolence from Diane and Marc Mantha sent on February 13, 2019

To Darla & Ben, Ken & Erika, and Michelle & Dave, we send our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mom and grandma. Donny, Jayce and Calvin have lost a loving great grandmother. I am so happy that I got to share dinner with you and your mom last July, Darla. With Erika, Ken and Calvin joining us after their work day, it turned out to be a wonderful visit. No matter the age, a mother is always a mother. Such a close family. Her loss will be felt by all. Wouldn’t life be great if we could keep our loved ones forever. May your tears and your grief be accompanied with beautiful memories of a mother, grandmother and great grandmother so loved.

Condolence from Beulah & Calvin Schwartzentruber sent on February 13, 2019

Our condolences to the family.Your mom, grandma, great grandmother will be missed..
Aunt Dorothy always had a smile.