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Barbara Nafziger

May 26, 1938 to February 13, 2017

of Newton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Monday February 13, 2017 at the age of 78. Barb enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and making crafts which she exhibited at numerous fall fairs. She was a yard sale enthusiast and loved spending time playing games with her family. Beloved wife of John Nafziger whom she married in 1959. Loving mother of Connie Cassel (Steve) of Owen Sound, Debbie Purcell (Doug) of Newton, Frances Royal (Joe) of Stratford, Paul (Jen) of Milverton, and Calvin (Heidi) of Wellesley. Special grandma of Shane, Dean (Erin), Cory (Melissa), Natashia (Mike), Devin (Tessa), Sabrina (James), Jordan (Melissa), Michael, Samantha (Matthew), Jessica, Rachel and great grandma of Payton, Cheyenne, Trevor, Caroline, Caitlyn, Makayla, Dakota, Brielle, Jack, Ruby, Grace, Locke, Linkin and Lenore. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marlene Herrfort, Bernice Herrfort, Edna Tigani, Robert Nafziger (Rose), Jake Nafziger (Sharon), Donald Nafziger, Bill Nafziger (Judy) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Barb was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Henry and Frances (Zehr) Herrfort, sister Mildred Roes (David), and brothers William (in infancy), Sam, Allan and Melvin. In keeping with Barb’s wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. A private family graveside service will be held at Riverdale Mennonite Cemetery, Millbank. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: The Heart and Stroke Foundation 556 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 5T9 or The Canadian Diabetes Association PO Box 1224 Stn K Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.


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