September 21, 1931 to June 29, 2019
Elmer Erb – formerly of Millbank, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Nithview Retirement Home, New Hamburg on Saturday June 29, 2019 at the age of 87. Elmer was a member of Maple View Mennonite Church. He drove school bus for the Waterloo Region District School Board for over 20 years. Elmer was also well known as a plowing competitor and champion at the International Plowing Match and other regional plowing matches. Beloved husband of Adeline (Ropp) Erb with whom he recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. Loving father of Bruce (Sherry), Ross (Cathy), Brian (Lori) and Janet (John Ferguson). Special grandpa of Madison, Sierra, Peyton, Brendan, Aaron, Shawntel, Cameron and Kyle. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Leona Erb, Anna Mae Gascho, Ruby Erb, Lorene and Lowell Shantz, Norma Zehr, Eileen Lebold, Florence and David Gascho, Lloyd and Laurene Erb. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and the extended Ropp family. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary (Bast) Erb, brothers Nelson and Lorne, sisters Edna (in infancy) and Eva McKinnon, brothers-in-law Allen Gascho, Harold Zehr, Ralph Lebold and Wes McKinnon. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley on Wednesday July 10 from 1-4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Elmer’s life will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. A special thank you to Nithview Retirement Home staff for the wonderful care given to Elmer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: Maple View Mennonite Church 5074 Deborah Glaister Line Wellesley, ON N0B 2T0 Canadian Diabetes Association PO Box 1224 STN K Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9 or charity of one's choice 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 at the above address.