Peacefully passed into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at St. Mary’s General Hospital in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late Vernon Shantz (2008). Dear mother of Dianne and Brian Vanrabaeys of Chatham, Doris and Murray Bisch of Wellesley, Ron and Kay Shantz of RR 1, St. Clements, Karen and Willard Brubacher of RR 2, Wallenstein, Darrell and Janice Shantz of Floradale.
Lovingly remembered by her 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Sister of Rebecca Martin and sister-in-law of Naomi Martin, Ollie and Elsie Shantz, and Orvie and Mary Shantz. Predeceased by her parents Manasseh and Lydia Ann (Weber) Martin, siblings Emil (Minerva) Martin, Orval (Hannah) Martin, Selina (Sidney) Gingrich, Sidney (Irene) Martin, Josiah (in childhood), Minerva (Herman) Martin, and brother-in-law Edgar Martin.
Alice was a devoted wife and loving mother, serving her family with joy. Humming or singing as she worked was common. She was a faithful member of Countryside Mennonite Fellowship for over 50 years. She was involved in the activities of the church, teaching Sunday School, going to sewing circle, and hosting many friends in their home.
In her retirement years, she pieced and knotted many baby comforters, not keeping track of how many she did. She was a wonderful example in accepting life as it happened – chuckling through difficult times. We will miss her cheerful spirit and presence.
Special thanks to the staff at Chartwell retirement and St. Mary’s Hospital for their loving care.
A drive past visitation will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, 3745 Herrgott Road, Hawkesville.
A private family graveside service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery.
Donations to Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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