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Harold David "Pete" Schmetzer

Male 1923 - 2008  (84 years)


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  • Name Harold David "Pete" Schmetzer 
    Born 17 Oct 1923  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military WW2 - Essex Scottish Regiment  [1
    Name Pete Schmetzer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-157745P 
    Died 13 Aug 2008  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I157745  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Henry Michael Schmetzer,   b. 22 Jul 1888, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1953  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Amelia Axt,   b. 18 Oct 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1986  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1918 
    Family ID F45121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Luella "Lue" Peppler,   b. 15 Oct 1923, Elma Township, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 2010, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F57635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HAROLD DAVID (PETE) SCHMETZER 1923 - 2008 Pete died unexpectedly, on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at A.R. Goudie Eventide Home in Kitchener, in his 85th year. Loving husband of Luella (Lue) nee Peppler for 54 years. Father of Corinne and Byron Redmond, Joan and Paul Davidson, Toni and Kelly Veiledal, and Karen and Eugene Boucher. Grandfather to Kevin, Adam, Sarah, Heather, Jesse, Mitchell, Shane, Megan, and Dana. Survived by sister-in-law, Gertrude Schmetzer and seven nieces. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Emelia (Axt) Schmetzer; brother, Arthur; sister, Hazel Heldman and niece, Elizabeth. Pete proudly served his country during the Second World War with the Essex Scottish Regiment and continued to serve with the Scots Fusiliers and the Highland Fusiliers. He was a member of the Officers' Mess of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. Pete was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 60 years and a charter member of the K-W Khaki Club. He was a longtime employee of Marsland Engineering and following retirement worked as an Officer in the district court of Waterloo County. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, August 16 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Pete's life will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 530, Waterloo, 19 Regina St. N., Waterloo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the K-W Poppy Fund or St. John's Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you is extended to the staff of A.R. Goudie Eventide Home for their compassionate care. In living memory of Pete, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.


      The Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 16, 2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Obituary of Harold David "Pete" Schmetzer - Aug. 16, 2008.

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