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

Joyce Victor Witmer

Male 1908 - 2006  (98 years)


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  • Name Joyce Victor Witmer 
    Born 11 Aug 1908  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-158533 
    Died 26 Aug 2006  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158533  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Deacon Isaiah B. Witmer,   b. 16 Mar 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1950  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Jemima Schwartz,   b. 5 Sep 1875, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1894  [3
    Family ID F5706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laverne Shantz,   b. 6 Jun 1912,   d. 2 Oct 1988, Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Howard Keith "Keith" Witmer
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F52415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WITMER, Joyce Victor - Went home to be with His Lord, on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Joyce resided at Nithview Home, New Hamburg and was formerly of Kitchener. He was born in Waterloo Township, 98 years ago on August 11, 1908 a son of the late Isaiah and Jemima (Swartz) Witmer. Joyce was a founding and active member at Calvary Mennonite Church, Ayr. He had been a dairy farmer and a vendor at Kitchener Farmers Market for many years. Beloved husband of the late Laverne Shantz who predeceased him October 2, 1988. Loving father of Keith and Joy Witmer of RR3 Allenford, Dave and June Witmer of Shakespeare and Marlene and Bill Harvey of Kitchener. Sadly missed by grandchildren Brian and Denise Witmer, Judy and Grant Gibson, Robert Witmer, Greg and Judy Witmer, Wendy Brandon, Donna and Scott Snyder, Steve and Carolyn Witmer, Debra and Bruce Strong and Faye and Richard Gils; by great-grandchildren, Ashley, Travis, Kyle, Mason, Jakob, Michael, Matthew, Amanda, Tyler, Jessica, Leah, Kristy, Liam, Julia and great-great-granddaughter, Elexis. Also remembered by sisters-in-law, Edna Witmer and Olive Lichty, both of Kitchener, Lorene Shantz of New Hamburg and Dorothy Shantz of RR2 Petersburg. Joyce was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by sisters and brothers Stella and John Kehl, Lily and Arthur Snyder, Willard and Avon Witmer, Leslie and Elma Witmer, Etta and Emanuel Swartzentruber, Susie and Edward Knechtel, Homer and Reta Witmer, and Lincoln Witmer. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Mannheim Mennonite Church on Tuesday August 29, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Pastors Lloyd Oakey and Amsey Martin officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Calvary Mennonite Church, Nithview Home or the charity of ones choice. Our deepest thanks to the 5th Floor Nurses and Doctors at St. Mary's and the Staff at Nithview Home for the wonderful care given to our dad.

      The Record 28 Aug 2006

  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 17.

    2. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 4.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 5, 1950 - Obituary of Isaiah Witmer.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1908 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 2006 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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