July 23, 1933 to January 5, 2008
Ed peacefully went to be with his Lord on Saturday January 5, 2008 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. He resided in Wellesley and was formerly of Millbank. Ed was born 74 years ago in Wellesley Township, a son of the late Clayton and Magdalena (Gerber) Leis. He was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he served as Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. Ed blessed his church family with his musical talent as song leader and musician. Beloved husband of Lydiann (Zehr) Leis whom he married in 1956. Loving father of Doug and Cheryl of Wiarton, Judy and Tim Yantzi of RR#2 Tavistock, Rob and Brenda of RR#1 Newton, Val and Robert Bender of RR#2 Wellesley, Don and Julie of Wellesley, Sherry and Metaxas Makedos of RR#2 Tavistock. Special grandpa of 21 grandchildren. Brother of Marjorie and Doug Bowles of Woodstock, Helen and Howard Kropf of Tavistock, Albert and friend Pat of Stratford, Laurene and Bruce Wilhelm of New Hamburg and brother-in-law of Allan and Marg Zehr of RR#1 Newton. Also remembered by his aunt Lavina Kraft of Waterloo and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by one brother in infancy and sister-in-law Sandra Leis. Ed's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Crosshill Mennonite Church on Monday January 7 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday January 8 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Wednesday January 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Dyck officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Mennonite Central Committee 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1 Or 100 Huntley Street c/o Crossroads Christian Comm. Inc. PO Box 5100 1295 North Service Road Burlington, ON L7R 4M2 can be made by calling the funeral home at 519-356-2382 or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation button.