Peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, April 27, 2012, in Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich, Neil Gingerich, passed on to his eternal home in his 92nd year. Beloved husband for 65 years of Gladys (Baechler) Gingerich. Dear father of Catherine and Gerald Shantz of R.R. 3, Zurich and Mary Ellen and Neil Skinner of Sherwood Park, AB. Loving grandfather of Sonya and Brad Green, Steven Shantz and Leah and Jeremy Ryder. Dear great-grandfather of Christopher Green. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lennis and Marjorie Gingerich, Elda Bender, Della Mae Gascho, Dorothy and Leonard Bowman, Helen and Keith Gingerich, Irla Gingerich, Stanley Sauder, Mary Baechler, Verda Baechler and Irma and Floyd Buehler. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Solomon and Emma (Kennel) Gingerich, brothers Ray, Earl (Melinda), Lorne (Bernice), Alvin, sisters Bernice, Doreen (Earl) Oesch, Gladys Sauder, brothers-in-law Elton Bender, Ken Gascho, Bill Baechler and sisters-in-law Dorothy Sauder, Eva (Clarence) Gascho and Gertrude (Oliver) Steckle.
Visitation in the J. M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N, Zurich on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. Zurich Mennonite Church, Zurich, Ont Interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or Canadian Bible SocietyGINGERICH: Neil