March 29, 1936 to January 28, 2020
Lydiann Leis – of Wellesley, formerly of Millbank, passed away after a brief illness at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at the age of 83. Lydiann was a Bible study leader and a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed quilting, cross stitching and baking. Lydiann loved gardening and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Ed Leis who predeceased her in 2008. Loving mother of Doug (Cheryl), Judy (Tim) Yantzi, Rob (Brenda), Val (Rob) Bender, Don (predeceased 2019) (Julie), Sherry (Metaxas) Makedos. Special grandma of Natasha (Jay), Jason, Kyle, Colin (Emily), Jared (Marie), Nathan (Amy), Braydon, Jonathan (Michelle), Talitha, Corey (Hillary), Stacey (Brad), Brooklynn, Joe, Katrina (Ian), Will (Melissa), Wyatt, Noah, Caitlin (Justin), Gabriel, Madelyn, Ava, Sophia and great-grandma of Kolten, Caden, Brantley, Havily, Boden and Ryan. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marg Zehr, Marjorie Bowles, Helen and Howard Kropf, Laurene and Bruce Wilhelm and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Cornelius and Christena (Steckly) Zehr, sister Leah in infancy, brother Allan Zehr, brothers-in-law Doug Bowles, Albert Leis (Pat Manning) and sister-in-law Sandra Leis. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Mapleview Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley on Thursday January 30 from 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday January 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Brent Kipfer and Doug Leis officiating. Interment in Poole Mennonite Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Mennonite Central Committee 203-50 Kent Ave. Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1 or a 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 of choice.