November 29, 2017

Putzer Nursery is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Maria Putzer.

Maria Ottilia Putzer (nee Etzel) was born October 9, 1923; she took her leave peacefully with her beloved son, William (Bill) at her side in the morning of November 27, 2017 at Milton District Hospital.

Maria was loving wife and best friend to John for 75 years before he passed on Christmas Day, 2015. Maria was the loving mother to Bill and Heidi.

In March 1952, Maria and John set out from LeHavre for a voyage to Canada, which unknown to them at the time would become their home for the next 63 years. In Canada, John, a gardener, worked for Sheridan Nurseries that first season. The next spring, he and Maria started John H. Putzer Ltd. Alongside of it, with the help of their son William, they grew to M. Putzer Hornby Nursery Ltd.

Should family and friends so desire, donations to Food for Life in memory of Maria, or to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Letters of condolences, shared stories and memorial donations may be left for the family online.

The nursery will be closed on Friday, December 1, 2017 in honour of her.

Visitation for family and friends will take place:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
McKesie Kocher Funeral Home
114 Main St. East, Milton

The Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated:
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Holy Rosary Church
139 Martin St., Milton
Internment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Milton

Maria Putzer