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Bill Luft
Male 1957 - 2000


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  • Birth  1957  , Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  6 Jul 2000  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    murdered wife and children, then killed self. 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-40268 
    Died  6 Jul 2000  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener, Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I40268  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

    Father  Vilem Luft 
    Mother  Miroslava 
    Family ID  F50266  Group Sheet

    Family  Bohumila Pejlova,   b. 1972,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1993  , Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Daniel Luft,   b. 1992,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nicole Luft,   b. 1994,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Luft,   b. 1997,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. David Luft,   b. 2000,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F50265  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • KITCHENER \emdash Fifteen years ago, Bill Luft turned on his family, killing his wife, four young children and himself.

      The killings on July 6, 2000, in a home on Mooregate Crescent in Kitchener, still stand as Waterloo Region's worst mass murder.

      An 11-day inquest in 2001 concluded nothing could have prevented the murders. They took place while Luft's parents were inside their temporary home, a motorhome parked in the driveway. They heard nothing.

      Luft, who was 42, had bipolar disorder \emdash marked by extreme shifts in mood \emdash but often refused to take his medication, partly due to the stigma about mental illness.

      Luft was also under an extreme amount of stress. He was unemployed, in debt and trying to come to terms with his 10-week-old son being diagnosed with spina bifida....1a

      1aWaterloo Region Record 3 Jul 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Luft mass murder shocked Kitchener 15 years ago - 3 Jul 2015.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered wife and children, then killed self. - 6 Jul 2000 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 2000 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener, Region of Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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