Sandra Darlene SWARTZENTRUBER (Schumm)

1946 - 2020
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SWARTZENTRUBER: Sandra Darlene (nee Schumm) - passed away peacefully on Sunday April 19, 2020 at the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth. Sandra Swartzentruber of RR#6 Woodstock in her 75th year.

Beloved wife of Ralph Swartzentruber who she married March 5, 1966. Loving mother of Denise & Ken Salsman of Toronto and their children Jada and Thomas, Duane & Nicole of RR#1 Tavistock and their children Tyler, Lucas & Sophia and Alex, Donna & Jeremy Bartlett of Tavistock and their children Keaton, Rowan and Camden and Darolyn & Mike Gilmore of New Hamburg and their children Lily and Carson. She is survived by her brothers and sisters Glen & Lydia Schumm, Clare & Katie Ann Schumm, Jim & Carol Schumm, Laird & Lois Schumm, Joyce Zehr, Ferne & Earl Bender, Ruth & Terry Kropf and by sisters and brothers-in-law Laura Schumm, Margaret & Earl Gerber and Connie & Peter Dunford and by many many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Henry & Edna (Schlegel) Schumm, brothers Dale & Ray Schumm, sister Ruby & Lloyd Wagler, father and mother-in-law Elroy & Verda Swartzentruber, brothers-in-law Daniel Zehr and Byron Swartzentruber.

Sandra was a member of the Cassel Mennonite Church, was a volunteer at the Mennonite Relief Sale in New Hamburg, had worked for many years at the Stratford Festival Theatre. She was inspired by her father in upholstery and for the love of her gardens especially her roses. She was a member of the Shakespeare Quilting Club and was a "Master Quilter with impressive design and piecing skills!" Sandra was "Grandma Extraordinaire" always making time at the farm extra special for her grandchildren.

A private family visitation and service will take place with burial in East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery 16th line, Tavistock.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth or the Cassel Mennonite Church would be appreciated by the family. Personal condolences can be sent at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Glendinning Funeral Home, Plattsville
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 |
    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    Glendinning Funeral Home
    40 William St. N.
    Plattsville, ON N0J 1S0
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    Pastor Wanda Amstutz
  • Interment

    Thursday, April 23, 2020 |
    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery
    677044 16th Line
    Tavistock, Ontario N0B 2R0
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Donations are being accepted for: Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation.


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Angie Pallister

Posted at 04:09pm
With deepest sympathy to Ralph and his family for your loss. My Mother Marlene Piontkowski was your neighbour when she lived on the 14th.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Elaine Gross

Posted at 11:15am
Sandra's quiet, kind, loving spirit will continue to shine through those who saw her as a model of a life worth living. We are all blessed to have known her. Elaine Gross

Connie Dunford

Posted at 09:13am
Peter & I want to send our condolences to Ralph and all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss her twinkle in her eye and smiling face. We will treasure those memories.

Ed & Kathy Hildebrand

Posted at 07:58am
Our condolences to Ralph and family
We have many good memories visiting you at the farm when we came to New Hamburg to see Connie & Byron.
Your hospitality Ralph and Sandra was greatly appreciated.
Ed & Kathy Hildebrand

Your Apple Family

Posted at 05:02pm
With heartfelt condolences to Denise and family. We're thinking of you during this difficult time.
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