Waterloo Region Generations
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Vera Ella Schaefer

Female 1905 - 2001  (96 years)


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  • Name Vera Ella Schaefer 
    Born 2 Jan 1905  Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Vera Ella Blake 
    Religion 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-156566 
    Died 17 Oct 2001  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I156566  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Edven Schaefer,   b. 24 Dec 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1960  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Melissa Snider,   b. 15 Aug 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Family ID F41279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert Edward Blake,   b. 1899, , Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1926  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Delbert Blake
     2. Harold Blake
     3. Marjorie Blake
     4. Marion Blake
     5. Douglas Edwin Blake,   b. 1928,   d. 23 Mar 2004  (Age 76 years)
     6. Robert Blake,   b. 1931,   d. 1931  (Age 0 years)
     7. Roy Blake,   b. 1936, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 2012, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Ruby Ilene Blake,   b. 1936,   d. 23 Dec 2007, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F41281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passed away peacefully at the K-W Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 after a brief illness. Vera, in her 97th year, was the beloved wife of the late Albert Blake (1979) of England. Loving mother of Delbert and his wife Frances, Douglas and his wife Connie, Harold and his wife Norma, all of Kitchener, Marjorie and her husband Lendo Dermo of Guelph, Marion and the late Albert Denomme of Kitchener, Roy and his wife Doris of New Hamburg, and Ruby and her husband Don Ueberschlag of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Dear sister-in-law of Gertrude Schaefer of Ayr, Velma Schaefer and Greta Schaefer both of Kitchener.

      Predeceased by her granddaughter, Judy Demonne, her parents Edwin and Mellisa Schaefer, four brothers Clarence, Clayton, Lorne, Ken and two sisters Bertha Siebel and Laura Schaefer. Vera is the last surviving member of the family.

      Vera's family will receive friends from 10: 00 A.M. to 11: 00 A.M. on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener (749-8467) followed by the Funeral Service in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11: 00 A.M. PastorRichard Schneider, Breslau Evangelical Church officiating Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) or the Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church would be appreciated by the family.

      With tears and deep emotions
      We came to understand
      That Mom will be escorted
      To a much better, greater land.

      She taught us and loved us
      And she led us so we'd grow.
      Did so much for others
      Hoping no one else would know.

      Sleep on dear Mother, kind and true.
      No dearer friend on earth than you.
      For us you always did your best.
      May God grant you eternal rest.

      From Your Children

  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Division 2 (Bloomingdale) Page 8.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Vera Ella Schafer
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 01 Jan 1905
      Event Place: Waterloo Twp, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Gender: Female
      Father's Name: Edwin Schafer
      Mother's Name: Melissa Schneider

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1905 - Kossuth, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1926 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 2001 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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