SHANTZ, KENNETH LEANDER
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford. Born 88 years ago in Bloomingdale, Ontario a son of the late Irvine and Laurene (Snyder) Shantz.
Fondly remembered by his children; Dale & Sandy, Lyle & Luanne, Tim & Heather, Glenn & Nancy and Joan Sketchley. Forever missed by his grandchildren; Tricia (Richard) Burrough, Penny Shantz (Kris Stinson), Wayne Lajoie, Emily (Charles) Malcolm, Joel (Marcia) Shantz, Stephanie (Andrew) McCallum, Jeffrey Zapalac, Kelly (Sam) Bell, Jeff Shantz, Amy (Paul) St. Laurent, Jody (Lisa) Buschlen, Leigh (Stephanie) Rankl and Lisa (Jamie) McCoy as well as by great-grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Dorothy (Don) Schwindt, Eva Clarke, Judy (Albert) Bolenbach and sisters-in-law Margaret Shantz, Ruth Shantz, Jean Shantz. Ken was predeceased by his first wife Patricia Shantz (Honderich) and by second wife Hazel Shantz (Wright), brothers Earl, Lorne, Willy, sister Rebecca (Lyle Miller), brother-in-law Glen Clarke and by his granddaughter Holly Lajoie.
Ken was a member at Wilmot Mennonite Church. He loved to travel and spend time at his cottage in Huntsville. You would often see Ken out on his walks through Tavistock and greeting people on his way.
Friends and relatives are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 4 – 7 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilmot Mennonite Church with Pastor Susan Allison-Jones officiating. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Mennonite Central Committee (Cheques Accepted).