Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 31, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford at the age of 82. A long time resident of Stratford. Donald was born on June 17, 1935 in Mornington Township, a son of the late Clarence and Mary (Cook) Schneider.
Beloved husband to Eva (Schmidt) Schneider whom he married May 30, 1958. Dear father of; Steven & Susan Schneider, Donna & Brian Ropp, Richard & Robin Schneider and Ross & Mei Schneider. Dearly missed by his grandchildren; Ashley (Brad), Brent, Jessica, Kristin, Kyle (Samantha), Kelsey (Curtis), Kara, Han & Jasmine and great-grandchildren; Isabelle, Chloe, Avalynn and Nolan. Don is survived by his brother Murray (Lucille) Schneider, sisters; Laurene (Clarence) Bast and Elaine Jacobs, sisters in law; Ruth Kuepfer, Mary (Bruce) Brenneman, Norma (Vernon) Brenneman and Jean (Lloyd) Erb. Predeceased by sister Norma Schmidt, brothers-in-law; Bob Jacobs and Clendon Kuepfer.
Don was a member of Poole Mennonite Church. Don and Eva spent many years travelling together. They enjoyed summers spent camping and tending in the gardens.
Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Poole Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation to Poole Mennonite Church or the Canadian Cancer Society (Cheques Accepted).
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