Leon Shantz

Obituary of Leon Harold Shantz

As a result of the COVID variant, the family has chosen to cancel the funeral service at this time.  A memorial may be arranged at a later date.


Went to be with his Lord on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the age of 86 years.


Beloved husband of Virginia “Ruth” Shantz for over eight years.  Predeceased by his wife Ruth Shantz (nee Roth) in 2007.  Loving father to Perry Shantz, Penny (John) Penticost, grandfather to Kylie Penticost (Michael Matura), Brooke Penticost (Josh Molnar) and Joel Penticost (Kayla Starr).  Step-father to Philip (Anne) Shantz, Debbie (Don) Winger, Kathryn Emerson as well as several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Leon is also survived by his siblings, Glen (Betty) Shantz, Carson (Gail) Shantz, Peter (Wendy) Shantz and his sister-in-law Ruth Shantz.  Predeceased by his brother Vernon Shantz and his parents Jacob and Nettie (nee Groff) Shantz.


Leon had a career as a dedicated truck driver working with Carling/Molson for over 40 years. He was a devoted member of First Mennonite Church and also attended Kitchener Gospel Temple with his wife Virginia “Ruth”. As a hobby, Leon enjoyed tinkering with old cars, he enjoyed hunting with his brothers and in his later years, enjoyed travelling together with Ruth.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Private family interment will be held at First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.  A memorial service may be arranged at a later date.


Condolences for the family and donations to Lisaard House, C.N.I.B., Grand River Hospital Foundation or to Mennonite Central Committee may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.