MARTIN, Janet Esther - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener at the age of 71.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Wilmer, daughter Janelle, son Alan, daughter-in-law Christiane, and grandchildren Matthew and Miriam.
Also missed by her siblings John (Barbara) Ranck, James (Judy) Ranck, Jean (Howard) Cann, Joe (Ann) Ranck, and Joanne (Doug) Dirks, as well as step-mother Alta Ranck and in-laws Eugene (Lorene) Martin, Lyle (Jenny) Martin, Elaine (Nelson) Ruhl and Anna Blanche Martin (step-mother-in-law).
Predeceased by her parents Robert H. Ranck and Mildred Denlinger, step-mother Pauline Peifer, father-in-law and mother-in-law Omar R. Martin and Anna Mae Kuhns, brothers-in-law Lee Stoltzfus and Linford Martin and her Canadian parents Mahlon and Marie Leis.
Born July 29, 1945 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Janet attended Lancaster Mennonite High School where she met her husband Wilmer Martin, whom she married on October 2, 1965. She and Wilmer attended Ontario Mennonite Bible Institute in Kitchener, before permanently moving to Ontario in 1968. Janet loved being a pastor’s wife and had a strong love for the global church, attending Mennonite World Conferences around the world and loved travelling with her husband and family. She loved being Grandmother to Matthew and Miriam.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Janet with her family during visitation at Erb & Good Family funeral home, Waterloo on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7- 9 p.m., and Saturday, September 10th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, 131 Erb St. W., Waterloo on Sunday, September 11th, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Doug Snyder and Pastor Doug Hatlem as Officiants. Reception to follow immediately in the church hall, with Interment at Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery following the reception.
Donations to Learning for Humanity or Lupus Ontario may be made.