A resident of Leamington, Esther Zimmermann passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital at the age of 61. She was born in Leamington and was the daughter of the late Peter Bartel and Erna Bartel (nee Klassen). Daughter in-law of the late Karl Zimmermann and Mary Zimmermann. Loving wife of Tony Zimmermann for twenty years. Step-mother to Stephen, David and Mike Zimmermann. Dear sister to the late Karl Bartel and his wife Lorraine, Dave and Vicki Bartel, Walter & Irma Bartel, twin brother Ed Bartel, Diane Bartel, Martha & Harold Warkentin, Ruth & Pete Unrau. Esther will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased also by her sister Margaret Bartel. Esther was a proud former employee of the Leamington Mennonite Home. She will be forever remembered by her family for her love of reading, long walks, her love for all animals and her unique sense of humour. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Monday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service to celebrate Esther ‘s life will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the Funeral Home at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations to honour Esther’s life can be made to the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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