BURKHOLDER, Paul Herbert - Peacefully at Parkview Home, Stouffville on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in his 88th year. Paul was born in Markham on July 25, 1926. Predeceased in 2008 by his dear wife, Eva A. Burkholder (Reesor). Loving father of David (Trudy), Robert (Jill), Mary (Leonard), Nancy (Paul), Laura (Roger), and Barbara (Steffen). Loving grandfather of Benjamin (Gillian), Heather (Pete), Kristian (Andrea), Anna (Paul), Rachel (Simon), Daniel (Jessica), Isaac (Wanda), Jonathan, Laura, Jacob, Emma, Naomi, Crystal, Nikki and Michelle. Great-grandfather of Lily, River, Ella, Adalyn, Elden, Owen, Oszkar, Theo, George, Isaiah and Harvey. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Rev. L.J. Burkholder and Emma (Meyer) and his sister Luella Reesor (Alvin). Loving uncle to Joan Hoover, Herb Reesor and Marilyn Coffman. Brother-in-law of the late Mary M. Reesor, Lewis Reesor (Alma), Martha Hartzler (J.T.), Annie McDowell (Harold), David Reesor and Enos Hunsberger. Survived by John (Florence), Mary D. Reesor, Esther Saito (Hank) and Ruth Hunsberger. The family would like to thank the Parkview staff for their kindness, particularly the thoughtful caregivers on Maple Grove over the last 4 years. Friends will be received at the DIXON- GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Rd.), Markham on Tuesday April 1, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church 7452 Reesor Rd., Markham on Wednesday April 2nd, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or to a charity of your choice.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 31, 2014