Peacefully at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 of Zurich, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Keith Gingerich (2014). Cherished mother of Harold Gingerich and Pat Case of Zurich, Audrey and Mel Melick of Dashwood, Wayne and Anita Gingerich of Exeter, Ruth and Henry Sikorski of White Rock, British Columbia, and the late Paul Gingerich. Adored grandma of Jonathan, Nathan; Jeanine, Brenda (Richard), Marcia (Brennan), Melissa, Linette (Kyle); Krystle (Gerard), Kyle, Darcy; Jessica (Andy), Jason (Sophie), Josh (Meganlee), Jillian (Michael), and 19 great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Dorothy Bowman of Sarasota, Florida, Marjorie Gingerich of Milverton, and Jean Gingerich of Zurich. Helen will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Esther Gingerich, her twin infant sons, great great granddaughter Sophie, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Helen had a big influence and impact on many children in and around the community, volunteering her time as a Sunday school teacher, a crossing guard, and many other activities. She was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, ZURICH on Sunday, March 1st from 2 -4 PM. The funeral service will be held at Kingsfield Zurich Mennonite Church, 37818 Zurich Hensall Road, Zurich on Monday, March 2nd at 11 AM, with visitation from 10:15 – 10:45 AM. Pastor Ryan Jantzi officiating. Spring interment Kingsfield Zurich Mennonite Cemetery.
Donations to the Kingsfield Zurich Mennonite Church, Gideons International, or Teen Challenge would be appreciated by the family.