Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. Ward Montford Shantz

Male 1910 - 2009  (98 years)


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  • Name Ward Montford Shantz 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 6 Dec 1910  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    New Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-177389 
    Died 21 Aug 2009  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I177389  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Joseph S. Shantz,   b. 21 Jun 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1939, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Martha Snyder,   b. 10 Feb 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1902  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Kathleen "Kathleen" Brubacher,   b. Dec 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1985, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Dr. David Shantz
     2. Marion Shantz
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F51653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SHANTZ, Rev. Ward M. - Peacefully, went home to be with his Lord at Emmanuel Village on Friday, August 21, 2009. Rev. Ward Montford Shantz, aged 98 years. 43 years of his life were devoted to active ministry in the Evangelical Missionary Church. When he entered the ministry in 1933 he served as the pastor at Alymer Missionary Church, Toronto and Gormley Churches. In 1943 he became the founding Principal of Emmanuel Bible College, and served in this capacity for the next 10 years. Rev. Shantz had B.A. and B.D. degrees from The University of Western Ontario, a B.Th. from Marion College, Indiana and a M.A. degree from Winona Lake School of Theology, Indiana. Ward was elected Vice General Superintendent for the United Missionary Church for North America in 1955 and continued in this office until the merger with the Missionary Church in 1969. He served the Ontario District as district superintendent from June 1953 - June 1970. He then moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he became the assistant director of overseas missions for the Missionary Church at the denominational headquarters. Upon his retirement in 1976, he returned to Kitchener. His final years were happily spent at Emmanuel Village Residence. Beloved father to Dr. David and his wife Dr. Carolyn Shantz of Ortonville, Michigan, and Marion and her husband Ray Houlding of Kitchener. Loving grandpa to Catherine Smith and her husband Jay, Dr. Cynthia Shantz and her husband Gregg Walker, Meredith King and her husband Derrick, and Jason Houlding and his wife Brandi. Great-grandpa to Joshua and Liana Smith, Isaac and Aaron King, Kianna and Hunter Houlding, and Maxwell Walker. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph Shantz and Martha Snyder; his first wife, Kathleen Brubacher; his second wife, Winnifred Goldsworthy-Ariss; and two brothers, Lorne and Harold. His family will receive friends at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church, 160 Lancaster St. E., Kitchener on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Donations may be made to either Emmanuel Bible College or Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church through the Funeral Home.


      The Waterloo Region Record
      - Aug. 22, 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 6.

    2. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Obituary of Rev. Ward M. Shantz - Aug. 22, 2009.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Dec 1910 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 2009 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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