Obituary of Clifford Schott
Surrounded by the love of his family, Cliff died unexpectedly but peacefully, at St. Mary’s Hospital, on Sunday, December 4, 2016. He was 89.
Beloved husband of Carol (Gingrich) for 65 wonderful years. Devoted Father to Gary and his wife Linda, Judy and her husband John Pearce and Brad and his wife Karen. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Rob & Jackie McTaggart, Lori Schott, Sarah Schott, Aimee Schott and her wife Melissa Quinn, Tim Schott and wife Megan, Joel Pearce and wife Leanne, Joanna Schmidt, Jill Doerr and fiancé Chris, Kaitlin and husband Trey Kinnear and Nicholas Schott and fiancé Victoria. There are also 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren surviving. Brother of Glen and wife Alice, Kenneth and wife Jackie, Grace and husband George Bechtel and David and wife Denise. He was predeceased by his parents Luella Witmer and Vernon Schott, granddaughter Stephanie and brothers Clare and Donald.
After 32 years at Marsland Engineering, Cliff changed careers and spent the remainder of his working years at the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU) where he was branch manager in Elmira, eventually retiring as Chief Executive Officer. Cliff was an active volunteer throughout his adult life serving on many community and church related boards including MSCU. Following their retirement, Cliff and Carol spent many happy years living at their homes in Florida and Chesley Lake.
Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Cliff with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. The funeral service to celebrate Cliff’s life and faith will be held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm, with Pastors Jodie and Doug Hatlem officiating. Following cremation, interment will take place at Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences for the family or donations to Erb Street Mennonite Church or St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.
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Waterloo, ON N2J 1P7
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