Lydiann Leis – of Wellesley, formerly of Millbank, passed away after a brief illness at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the age of 83.  Lydiann was a Bible study leader and a former Sunday School teacher.  She enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching and baking.  Lydiann loved gardening and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Ed Leis who predeceased her in 2008.  Loving mother of Doug and Cheryl, Judy and Tim Yantzi, Rob and Brenda, Val and Rob Bender, Don (predeceased 2019) and Julie, Sherry and Metaxas Makedos.  Special grandma of 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marg Zehr, Marjorie Bowles, Helen, and Howard Kropf, Laurene and Bruce Wilhelm and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Cornelius and Christena Zehr, sister Leah in infancy, brother Allan Zehr, brothers-in-law Doug Bowles, Albert Leis, and Pat Manning and sister-in-law Sandra Leis.

Visitation at Mapleview Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line, Wellesley today (January 30) from 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Brent Kipfer and Doug Leis officiating.  Interment in Poole Mennonite Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)