Melvin Zehr

Melvin Murray Zehr

1932 - 2023

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Obituary of Melvin Murray Zehr

Died peacefully, in his 91st year at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Guelph on July 11, 2023. 


He leaves to mourn his loving wife Delphine with whom he would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2023.  Loving father to Scott Brubaker-Zehr (Mary), Jeff Zehr (Monica Lawrence) and Peggy Zehr (Clark Day).  He also cherished his eight grandchildren Ben (Sydney), Emily (Ryan), Micah, Laura (Sebastian), Rachel, Maya (Podrick), Kara and Tessa as well as his great-grandson Seth. 


Predeceased by his two brothers & sisters-in-law, Roy (Mary), Raymond (Hazel) and his sister Mildred.


His strong faith in God and his family were the most important parts of his life.  He was not interested in accolades of any kind.  He spent many hours in his woodworking shop making furniture for his home and family.


Thank you to St. Joseph’s Health Centre for their compassionate care.


Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 5-7 pm.  The funeral service will be held at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener on Saturday, August 26 at 2:00 pm with refreshments to follow. Cremation and interment will have taken place at First Mennonite Cemetery.  A livestream of the service will be made available with a direct link on Melvin’s tribute page at


In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to First Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S. Waterloo at




5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 25, 2023
Erb & Good Family Funeral Home
171 King Street South
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023
First Mennonite Church
800 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada