Roth, Mildred Ann

Born: Feb 05, 1942
Died: Mar 30, 2018


Roth, Mildred Ann
Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, March 30, 2018 at her residence.  Mildred was born 76 years ago in Kitchener, Ontario a daughter of the late Isaiah and Marian Gingerich. 
Beloved wife and best friend of Lloyd “Sam” Roth.  Cherished mother to Andrew Roth and his wife Jennifer Helmuth.  Loving grandmother to Samuel Roth. Mildred is survived by her brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Stanley & Marie Gingerich, Catherine & John Rudy, Margaret & Ken Ruby, Edith Gingerich, Stephen & Sharon Gingerich, Mildred Roth, Anna Maschke, Leola Roth, Gordon & Carol Roth, Ruth & Bruce Steinmann as well as by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Jean and Harold Schultz, Albert Maschke and Elmer Roth.
Mildred was a teacher for 35 years and a life long learner.  She was an active volunteer who served on numerous boards and supported female leadership in the Mennonite church and broader community.  Her pioneering spirit, zest for life, gracious friendship and commitment to peace and justice enriched those around her and will live on for years to come.
Family and friends are invited to a time of visiting at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 5 – 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m.  The funeral will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Where pastors Myrna Miller-Dyck and Steve Drudge will officiate.  Interment in Steinmann Mennonite Church Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy donations would be appreciated to Interfaith Counselling, Shalom Counselling or MEDA Mennonite Economic Development Association.
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Visitation Information


Apr 02, 2018


5 - 8 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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2nd Visitation Information


Apr 03, 2018


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


Apr 04, 2018


2:00 p.m.


Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyders Road West
Baden, Ontario
N3A 3K8
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Interment Information


Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery
Baden, 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.

Interfaith Community Counselling Centre
23 Church Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1J1

Shalom Counselling Services
9 Avondale Ave S,
Waterloo , ONtario
N2L 2B5
(519) 886-9690

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates)
155 Frobisher Drive, Suite I-106
Waterloo, Ontario
N2V 2E1


Condolence from Norma Steinman sent on April 5, 2018

My deepest sympathies go out to you Sam and family, M ildred and the whole Gingerich family were a pleasure to know and be friends with, your gentle love and care, I’m sure helped Mildred over the years, Blessings to you and yours

Condolence from Heather Roth sent on April 5, 2018

Thinking of you all during this time. I was saddened to hear of Mildred’s passing. She was a big part of my childhood, with so many fond memories of family trips and week-ends together. I am also honoured to have spent time with Mildred and Sam here in Germany during their stay in our home.

She was always full of positivity, laughter and a big smile that I still remember the last time I saw her last summer.

With Love,

Condolence from Christine Snider sent on April 5, 2018

My sincere sympathy to you. Fondest memories of Mildred as my teacher at Grandview School. She was truly a caring teacher who touched the lives of many of us. Praying for strength in the weeks ahead.

Condolence from Grace and Elmer Neeb sent on April 4, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of a lovely lady!

Condolence from Janessa Otto sent on April 4, 2018

I first met Mildred as my grade 1 and 2 teacher and then came to know her over the last 25 years as a mentor and a friend at Steinmann Mennonite Church. What an intelligent, generous, encouraging, and grace-filled example she leaves for all of us. My prayers are with you, Sam, and with the rest of her family.

Condolence from Ekk and Jenn Pfenning sent on April 4, 2018

So sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts.

Condolence from Dawn Knechtel Ralston sent on April 4, 2018

My sincere sympathy to the Roth & Gingerich Families.- The years have flown by since school days with the Gingerich family at SS#4 Green’s.( Still have some pictures ) Lots of memories come flooding back.. May the Lord sustain and comfort you at this very difficult time.
Sincerely Dawn Knechtel Ralston

Condolence from Marlene Russon and Family sent on April 3, 2018

deepest sympathies to you an your family.
She was great woman miss her at coffee hour.

Condolence from James Helmuth sent on April 3, 2018

My heart goes out to Sam Sr., Andy, Jennifer and Sam on the loss of Mildred. I remember the great Thanksgiving dinners at Sam and Mildred’s and her warm and loving attitude. Her interest in education and learning was quite evident in conversation. May she rest in peace and may all who loved her dearly be comforted by the good memories of her life of service.

Condolence from Glenda & Ross Roth sent on April 3, 2018

Remembering our neighbors on Fairview St. Our sympathy to all the family.

Condolence from Pat Sullivan Julianne Schultz sent on April 3, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Aunt Mildred will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Condolence from Ursula munz sent on April 2, 2018

We are deeply touched by the passing of our beloved Mildred and extend heartfelt condolences to Sam and the entire family. With sympathy, Phyllis, Joanne and Ursula.

Condolence from Cliff and Esther Kennel sent on April 2, 2018

Our sincere sympathy to you Sam and Andrew and Jennifer and Samuel as you grieve the loss of Mildred – a very special person in your lives.

Condolence from Ruth (Schwartzentruber) Umble sent on April 2, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, Sam and family. Whenever Rick and I visited at Steinnman Church during our travels to Ontario from PA, we were welcomed by Mildred with a warm smile. May memories of special times in the past soften the pain of grief now.

Condolence from Margaret Tobin sent on April 2, 2018

I had Mildred as a teacher from from 1962 through 1967 at SS #8 Rosebank School – a one room schoolhouse between New Dundee and Petersburg, in the last years that this form of education existed. She was extremely fair, thoughtful and empathetic, as well as being an excellent teacher. It was her first teaching job and she would have been around 20 years old – handling Grades 1 through 6 with much aplomb. She was especially sensitive to any behaviour that touched even slightly on any form of bullying or unkind actions or speech (it was simply not tolerated) – a true champion of the underdog long before it became a national conversation. I ran into her from time to time in the years since then – and she was always interested in catching up and finding out what I was up to. The most shocking thing she ever did was to leave at the end of one school year as Miss Gingerich, and return the next as Mrs. Roth – something that all of us had a difficult time adjusting to.

She will be very much missed, but her influence and spirit will be around forever.

Condolences to her family and friends.

Condolence from Sarah Ramer sent on April 1, 2018

Mrs. Roth was mine and my brothers grade 1&2 teacher at Grandview. So sorry to hear of her passing. My mom enjoyed visiting with her at church and appreciated that she always asked about what her kids were up to. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

Condolence from Judie Bowlby sent on March 31, 2018

Thinking of u Sam and family as you travel thru this time of grief and sadness. Sincerely, Judie Bowlby.

Condolence from Norm and Maryann Yost sent on March 31, 2018

Dear Sam and Family:

We are so sorry to hear of Mildred’s death. Our sympathy to you all.

We just got to know you, after moving to Morningside, last summer.

May God be with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Elaina and Ron Lewis sent on March 31, 2018

Mildred was a friend who was gracious, loving, full of life and spunk, challenged my thinking and served as a cheerful role model despite adversity. She will be missed! Our prayers and love go to her husband Sam and all the extended family.

Condolence from Larry Taylor sent on March 31, 2018

My condolences to Sam, family and friends.Mildred had an infectious smile and was always friendly. I am sure that she will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Ken and Beth Baer sent on March 31, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to her family and many close friends.