GERBER, Doreen – of Brunner passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at the age of 79.  Doreen was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where she was active in Poole Women in Mission and had served on the Food Committee and as a Bible School teacher.  She was a coordinator for the Diner’s Club and volunteered at the New to You Thrift Store in Milverton.  She enjoyed knitting, sewing, quilting and reading.

Beloved wife of Don Gerber whom she married in 1954.  Loving mother of Carolyn Heyer (Douglas deceased 2009) of RR1 New Hamburg, Dennis and Joanne of RR1 Brunner, Susan and Larry Roes of Wellesley, Brenda and Rob Leis of RR1 Newton.  Special grandma of Shawna (Michael deceased 2013) and their children Chantal and Isabelle; Jeremy, Michelle and fiancé Stephen, Josh, Ben, Luke, Sam, Danny, Natalie, Kelsey, Corey, Stacey and Brooklynn.  Dear sister of Isabel and Jim Mullett, Elsie Kuepfer, Nancy and Mike Sabo, Norman and Marlene Steckly, Marjorie and Ed Erb, Joanne and Ralph Gerber, Ron and Linda Steckly, Marilyn and Mike Clelland, Robert and Cheryl Steckly and sister-in-law of Doris Steckly, Dorothy Bender, Morris and Joyce Gerber, Wesley and Eleanore Gerber.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Menno and Sarah (Kipfer) Steckly, brother Stanley Steckly, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Levi Kuepfer, Alice and Clarence Leis, Marion and Irvin Schwartzentruber, Willis Bender, Kathleen Gerber and Esther Gerber.

Doreen’s family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Road 121 Perth East, Poole on Friday March 29 from 1:30 to 4:00  and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday March 30, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastors Paul Dyck and Julie Ellison White officiating.  Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Mennonite Central Committee appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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