Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Joseph Wayne "Wayne" Snyder

Male 1909 - 1996  (86 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wayne "Wayne" Snyder 
    Born 19 Jun 1909  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1968  Rosemount Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-158017 
    Died 2 Apr 1996 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158017  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Jacob B. Snyder,   b. 8 Jul 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Angeline Groff,   b. 17 Mar 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1946  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1900  [2
    Family ID F934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Martin,   b. 1 Mar 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1990, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Donald Bruce "Bruce" Snyder
     2. Carol Anne Snyder
     3. Marion Elizabeth Snyder
     4. Marjorie Elaine Snyder
     5. Marilyn Jean "Jean" Snyder
     6. Arthur Wayne Snyder,   b. 23 May 1939,   d. 9 Oct 1939  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F52468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOSEPH WAYNE SNYDER 1909 - 1996

      Wayne was born June 19, 1909, a son of Jacob B. Snyder and Angeline (Groff) Snyder. He grew up on the family farm (present site of St. Daniel's Church, Ottawa and Franklin Sts., Kitchener) along with five sisters, Beulah Olive, Seleda, Cora and Eileen.

      On June 27, 1934, he married Olive Martin. They raised five children, Jean (husband-Ronald Gimbel; Carol Anne (husband - Ronald Hunt); Marion, Bruce (wife Helen); and Marjorie. Wayne will be missed by all, including his grandchildren, Joyce, Lois, Sandra, Susan, Wendy, Carolyn, Laurie, Jon-Paul, Tim, Beth, Johnathan, Daniel, and great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberley Melanie, Christopher, Jonathan, Rebecca, Kieran, James Sean, Meaghan, Sarah and Chloe.

      Wayne operated the family farm for many years. The mixed farming operation included a herd of Jersey dairy cattle. He was a hard worker and took pride in running a successful farm operation. He was active in various agricultural associations.After retiring from active farming he attended the Thursday auction at the Stockyards in North Waterloo and this continued to be part of his weekly routine until about five years ago.

      Wayne and Olive sold the farm and moved to Rosemount Drive in Kitchener in 1968. He drove a delivery truck for an auto supply company and worked at Canadian Tire. Then, in 1986, when Olive's health was failing, they moved to an apartment at Fairview. They celebrated 55 years of happy married life together before Olive died in 1990.

      Wayne was a lifelong member of the Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church and faithfully attended and participated in many church activities. Together with Olive, they did a lot of visiting shut-ins, and volunteering at the M.C.C. Relief Sale. Wayne was also involved in the work of the House of Friendship and Waters Mennonite Church at Sudbury.

      Music was important in the home and Wayne's bass voice added to many sing-songs around the piano at family gatherings. In later years, he sang in the Festival of Male Voice Praise choir of Hamilton and he choir at Fairview Mennonite Home. He really enjoyed attending the Scottish Festival at Fergus and listening to the bagpipes playing.

      He took up the hobby of rug-hooking in his retirement years and created many colourful mats and wall hangings. Wayne and Olive enjoyed the beauty of God's creation and took many trips across Canada and the U.S. A trip through the Muskoka area of Ontario during the fall colour season was an annual event for them.

      We are thankful for Wayne's long life and for his devotion to God and family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 7.

    2. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Obituary of Angeline Groff - 4 Jun 1946.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jun 1909 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1968 - Rosemount Dr., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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