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

Rev. Walter Herman Schnarr

Male 1911 - 2015  (103 years)


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  • Name Walter Herman Schnarr 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 14 Dec 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Catholic 
    Residence 1921  41 Elgin St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-320248 
    Died 12 Apr 2015  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I320248  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Edward Albert Schnarr,   b. 16 Dec 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1948, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine Reitzel,   b. 20 Aug 1883, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1968, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F184850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SCHNARR, Reverend Father Walter, CR The Congregation of the Resurrection announces the death of Father Walter Herman Schnarr, CR on April 12, 2015 of Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, Ontario. He was 103 years old, and in his 84th year of religious life and 79th year of ordained priesthood. Father Schnarr is predeceased by his parents Edward and Catherine (nee Reitzel) Schnarr, his brothers Emil, Jerome and John and by his sisters Helen and Doretta. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sister-in- law Mary Ann (John), and also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Fr. Schnarr professed his religious vows in the Congregation on August 15, 1931 and was ordained to ministerial priesthood on March 14, 1937 at St. Peter's Seminary, London, Ontario. Fr. Walter ministered as a Catholic educator at St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, Kentucky, and St. Jerome's College, Kitchener. In 1977, Fr. Walter relocated to Scollard Hall in North Bay, Ontario where he remained for thirteen years performing administrative duties. In 1990, he moved to Resurrection Manor in Waterloo and learned to use the computer and continued to help manage the finances for the college. Fr. Schnarr held a variety of leadership roles within the Congregation, including assistant rector and then rector of the Resurrectionist's House of Studies at St. Thomas Scholasticate in London and was a member of a number of committees. From gardening to finances, teaching to fishing, Fr. Walter's life was a long, active and respected one. Fr. Walter has the distinction of being the first C.R. to have attained the remarkable milestone of 75 years "plus" of ordained priesthood. His many years of faithful service touched the lives of his students, brother religious, family and friends during his many years of dedicated ministry. His quiet determination, steadfastness, devotion and humbleness were personal traits recognized by all who encountered him. We wish to express our gratitude to the staff of Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener. Visitation of Father Schnarr will take place at Resurrection College, St. Eugene's Chapel, 265 Westmount Road North, Waterloo on Wednesday, April 15th from 7: 00 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 8: 30 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Resurrection College, at 10: 00 a.m. on Thursday, April 16th. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Reception to follow at Resurrection College. Donations in Fr. Schnarr's memory may be made to the Congregation of the Resurrection for their missions or the care of their retired members and forwarded to 265 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G7 or arranged through Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King Street South, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P7, 519-745-8445, www.erbgood.com.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 4.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Catholic - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Apr 2015 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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