Lavina Fritz

Lavina Fritz

Lavina Fritz, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover Care Centre on Saturday, October 7, 2023. She was 98.

Born in Normanby Township, daughter of the late George and Emma (nee Becker) Lantz. She enjoyed farm life and loved working side by side with Lloyd. When she wasn’t working outside, she was in the kitchen cooking, baking and canning for family, friends and neighbours. They retired to Hanover in 1991 where they enjoyed their second home making memories with their grandchildren and making many new friends within the wonderful neighbourhood.

Survived by her children Merle (Alan) Cronin, Kathy (Wayne) Sickel, Joan (Richard) Schnurr and Wayne (Dennice) Fritz. Lovingly remembered by her dear grandchildren Daryl (Tracy), Dean (Julie), Dana (Carol), Jason (Samantha), Julie, Meagan (Ty), Emily (Jesse), Ashlee (Andy), Mikkayla (Ben) and adored by her great grandchildren Nicholas, Nathan, Chase and Blake.  Fondly remembered by her brother Harold (Hazel) Lantz, brother in law Melvin Janke and sister in law Doreen Lantz as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd, son Murray, great granddaughter Natalie Cronin, brothers John (Violet), Ezra (Alice) Lantz, George Lantz, sisters Elizabeth (Milton) Russell, Katherine (Arnold) Russell, Alma Janke, Emma (George) Weber and brother in law Wilfred Weppler.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 6-8pm where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday,  October 11, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Rev. Harry Huff officiating. Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Ayton, ON.

Memorial donations to St. Peters Lutheran Church, the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery - Ayton, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


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Public Condolences

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family with the passing of your dear mother & grandmother. She will always be remembered for her gentle spirit and sweet smile, such a lovely lady. May your precious memories of family time together bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you.

- Janice (Bieman) & Brian Duncan & Family
October 26, 2023

Sending our most sincere condolences to the Fritz family on the recent passing of your mother, grandmother & great grandmother. Ron & Dahl

- Ron & Dahl Clarridge
October 21, 2023

Joan & family
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Laurie & Jim Hill and family
Emelia Hartman

- Laurie & Jim Hill
October 16, 2023

Thinking of you, Merle, and all your family. How many wonderful memories you must have!
Every time I wash up after canning or pickling, as I did today, I remember the summer your Mum let me have you come to help at my house. You always washed as we worked and kept everything tidy. When I commented, you informed me that that was how your mother taught you to do things. When I'm faced with a big kitchen clean-up, I remind myself -What did Merle teach me??

- Ruth Anne Robinson
October 12, 2023

So very sorry for your loss . My sincere condolences to the family on behalf of the DeJong family ! I remember Lavina always being so happy , she had a great laugh ! RIP Lavina 🙏🏻

- Cathy Clark
October 12, 2023

Deepest sympathy is extended to you all. Cherish your memories...

- patricia carmount & kim peter
October 12, 2023

My sincere sympathies, so sorry for your loss.

- Marlene Lipskie
October 11, 2023

To Merle,Kathy,Joan and Wayne, Bill and I extend our condolences to You and your families.We were sad to hear of your mother's passaing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.Lavina was a special lady as we knew when she baby sat our son years ago.Bill and Marlene Douma.

- Marlene Douma
October 10, 2023

Dear Merle,Kathy,Joan and Wayne;We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your families in the loss of your mother.We knew you when you lived on the farm not far from us.Lavina was a wonderful lady as we found out when she baby sat our son,Kevin a while ago.You have our thoughts and prayers as you mourn your loss.Bill and Marlene Douma.

- Marlene Douma
October 10, 2023

To Wayne @Dennice:
So sorry to hear the passing of your mom,may the love of God be with you at this sad time

- Jeanette @ Brian Norris
October 10, 2023

To Wayne and Dennis:
Sorry to hear of your mom,may the love of God provide comfort at this sad time

- Jeanette@Brian Norris
October 10, 2023

Our sincerest condolences to the family.

- Brent & Margaret Wootton
October 10, 2023

Dear Merle,Kathy,Joan and Wayne; We send you our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother.She was a wonderful lady who baby sat our son, a few years ago. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.Bill and Marlene Douma.

- Marlene Douma
October 10, 2023

Dear Merle, Kathy, Joan, Wayne and families❤️
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your very dear mom! I know she lived a full and long life but I also know how much you will miss her!! Hugs to all of you. Mel also would like to send his condolences.

- Susan Thompson
October 10, 2023

Our condolences to all the Fritz family.
Sharon and Roger Binkley

- Sharon Binkley
October 10, 2023

Dear Merle, Kathy, Joan, Wayne and family

Lavina was a beautiful soul full of love and patience with a heart of gold.

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Almighty God give you comfort, strength, peace of mind and provide you with precious memories you will forever treasure.

With deepest condolences,
Maureen & Bruce

- Maureen & Bruce Shipley
October 10, 2023

Send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Cherish your memories.

- Brenda Maes
October 10, 2023

My sympathy Merle to you, Wayne, Kathy, Joan and all of your families. Your Mom certainly had a life well lived. All the best to you. Bryan Schenk

- Bryan Schenk
October 10, 2023

Kathy Wayne Joan Rick and families..We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Sending our deepest sympathies. Cherish your memories

- Brad and Charlotte Reay
October 10, 2023

my deepest sympathy to the Fritz family, I grew up on a farm across the road from the Fritz family.

- joan (klages) kaufman
October 9, 2023

Sending my deepest condolences Kathy Wayne and families in your loss of Lavina

- Angela Caldwell
October 9, 2023

My sincere sympathy to all the Fritz Family. Your Mother was a very special lady full of love for all.

- Betty Fisher
October 9, 2023

Dear Merle, Kathy, Joan, Wayne and families;
We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Mother. She was a wonderful lady. I remember spending many happy times at your home, on the farm in Hampden. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending our sincere condolences.
Al & Lorraine

- Al & Lorraine Morrow
October 9, 2023

Our deepest condolences to the families of Lavina. May the memories ease your loss and bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Melanie and Tyler McTeer

- Melanie McTeer
October 9, 2023

Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Many memories to be treasured
Dan and Dorothy

- Dorothy and Dan O’Connell
October 9, 2023

My deepest sympathy to the Fritz family

- shirley becker
October 9, 2023

Dear Dennice and Wayne, Ashlee and Mikkayla, we are so very sorry to here of your mother, grandmothers passing. I'm sure there are so many wonderful memories with her. Hold them close at this time. Thinking of your whole family ❤️

- Patty and Kevin Ratchford
October 9, 2023

Our sincere condolences to family of Lavina Fritz. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Alvin, Dale and Joan

- Dale & Joan Hershey
October 9, 2023

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