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Ronald Chandler

Male 1951 - 2018  (67 years)


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  • Name Ronald Chandler 
    Born 1951 
    Gender Male 
    Interesting murder, crime, life story 
    Misfortune 2018  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    murdered 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-199992 
    Died 18 Jun 2018  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I199992  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

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  • Notes 
    • 'He was one of my best friends,' says Ronald Chandler's daughter

      NEWS 07: 20 PM by Laura Booth Waterloo Region Record



      KITCHENER It was out of habit that Alicia Chandler picked up the phone to call her dad this week.

      As she did, reality hit and she knew he wouldn't be on the other end to answer.

      "He always called me sweetheart, and I'll never hear that again," she said Friday, sitting in her father's favourite Tim Hortons, just down the street from where he lived in Kitchener.

      On Monday evening police found her father, 66-year-old Ronald Chandler, stabbed to death in his home. He lived with a roommate in a townhouse complex on Courtland Avenue East. Police continue to investigate his death but do not have any suspects and are unsure if the attack was targeted or random.

      "I'm very angry that somebody took him away from me," said Alicia, a 31-year-old mother who lives with her spouse and three children in Kitchener.

      "Hearing that autopsy '97 you just have to be some kind of monster."

      Alicia, her older brother Jason Chandler and younger sister Emily Chandler, were all close with their father. When they were younger they all went to the cottage together '97 their father loved to fish, swim, and go boating.

      Their parents divorced when they were children, but they continued to visit their dad on weekends. And, when Alicia turned 15, she and Emily moved in with their dad and stayed with him until they were old enough to move out on their own.

      "He was one of my best friends," said Alicia, who visited him between two to three times a week. He had retired nearly ten years ago from the former Collins & Aikman factory in Kitchener where he was a lead shipper and receiver. For years after he continued to do odd jobs such as clearing snow and dry walling, but in the past few years his health deteriorated and he had to give up what he loved '97 working.

      He had compressed discs in his neck and underwent surgery in December, said Alicia. It became hard for him to walk and do physical activities so Alicia quickly took over, driving him to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and most importantly '97 to Tim Hortons to get his extra large, triple-triple coffee.....

      Booth, L. (2018). 'He was one of my best friends,' says Ronald Chandler's daughter. KitchenerPost.ca. Retrieved 23 June 2018, from https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8690021--he-was-one-of-my-best-friends-says-ronald-chandler-s-daughter/

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      Murder victim Ronald Chandler 'has been the monster of my nightmares'

      Chandler was convicted in June 2006 of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching involving a person under 14.


      KITCHENER '97 When Ronald Chandler's former stepdaughter heard he was killed in his Kitchener home, she felt relief that her former abuser was gone.

      Chandler was convicted in June 2006 of sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching involving a person under 14.

      He was sentenced to three years in prison, banned from going to parks or other public places where children might be for 10 years, banned from possessing weapons for life, and placed on the sex offender registry for 20 years.

      Chandler, 66, was found stabbed to death last week in his home '97 a unit in a townhouse complex located on Courtland Avenue East, near Hayward Avenue. Police have not made an arrest in the homicide and do not know if the attack was random or targeted.

      "For over 20 years that man has been the monster of my nightmares," said the Kitchener woman who was abused by Chandler when she was a young girl. She cannot be named as a publication ban on the case is still in effect.

      "I always had the nightmare that he would come after me for revenge because (of) anger that I put him in jail, anger that he had to deal with the consequences of his actions."

      After hearing the positive tributes to Chandler, the woman contacted The Record over the weekend with her story. She said she wanted the public to know what Chandler did.

      "I wanted the public to not believe that he was this lovely, kind, friendly man that people were portraying him to be when he wasn't," she said. "He was literally a wolf in sheep's clothing."...

      Murder victim Ronald Chandler 'has been the monster of my nightmares'. (2018). TheRecord.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8695086-murder-victim-ronald-chandler-has-been-the-monster-of-my-nightmares-/