EBY, Mel (Melvin) - Passed away suddenly at Parkwood Suites, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in his 87th year.
The loving husband of Martha (Weber) for 65 years.
Amazing father of Darlene (Mark Snider), Don (Dianne), Joyce (Ken J. Jantzi), and Richard (Corey). He will be sadly missed by 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Dear brother of Adeline Horst. Predeceased by his parents Isaiah and Veronica Eby, sisters Persida Brubacher and Amanda Eby, brother Elo Eby, brothers-in-law Emerson Brubacher (Elvina) and Orvie Horst, and sister-in-law Jean Eby.
Mel enjoyed his years of farming, and then followed his passion for driving highway coach. Mel and Martha toured for over 25 years with Ayr Coach Lines/Excell Tours, throughout Canada and the USA. He was very involved in the ministry of Floradale Mennonite Church, and also participated with the Jubilation Male Choir throughout his retirement years.
The family will receive their relatives and friends on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Dreisinger funeral home, Elmira. The interment will be held at Floradale Mennonite Cemetery on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 2 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at Floradale Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m.
In his memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.