Grant Aaron Bender: Birth: 24 JAN 1961 in Tavistock, East Zorra Twp, Oxford Co, Ontario, Canada. Death: 26 JUN 1961 in Tavistock, East Zorra Twp, Oxford Co, Ontario, Canada
Note: BENDER, Howard - 82, of Tavistock passed away in the Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock on Friday, March 16, 2007. He was born in East Zorra Township on April 11, 1924 a son of the late Peter Z. Bender and the former Lavina Erb. He had resided and farmed in East Zorra Township until moving to Tavistock in May of 1989. He was a member of East Zorra Mennonite Church, 16th line. Howard is survived by his wife, the former Loraine Mae Yantzi, whom he married in East Zorra Township on June 8, 1950; his children, Phil and wife Fanny Bender of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Anthony and wife Connie Bender of Kitchener. Debbie and husband Michael Wall of Baden, Joanne and husband Tim Leis of Waterloo, Gordon and wife Shirley Bender of New Hamburg, Matthew and wife Hendrike Isert Bender of Plattsville; his grandchildren, Howie, John and Jimmy Bender, Luke and Adam Bender, Brandon Wall, Deana and Erica Leis, Benedikt, Thomas, Hanneke and Felix Isert Bender; his great-grandchildren, Darren and Tristan; one brother, Merlin and wife Erma Bender of Hensall; three sisters, Florence Schlegel of Tavistock, Audrey and husband Daniel Wagler of RR 1, Shakespeare; Isabel Ruby of Tavistock; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Louisa Bender of Kitchener, Glenn and Debbie Yantzi of St. George, Leander Wagler and Mary Jane Yantzi both of Tavistock, Katie Ann and Clare Schumn of Elkhart/Goshen, Indiana. He was predeceased by his son, Grant Aaron Bender on June 26, 1961; his brother, Donald Bender; his brothers-in-law, Earl Schlegel, Vernon Ruby and Clair Yantzi and his sister-in-law, Beatrice Wagler. Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The graveside committal service will be held at East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, 16th line on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. which will be followed by a memorial service in East Zorra Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m. Pastors Delmer and Elsie Epp will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the House of Friendship, Kitchener or the Mennonite Central Committee for work in Bolivia would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis, Funeral Home by calling 1-519-655-2431. The family wishes to thank the management and staff of the Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock for the excellent care given to Howard since July 2004.
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