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

Donald William McRuer

Male 1930 - 1981  (50 years)


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  • Name Donald William McRuer 
    Born 6 Jul 1930  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation teacher 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339574 
    Died 20 Feb 1981  Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 23 Feb 1981  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I339574  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Robert Alexander McRuer,   b. 18 Aug 1897, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1988, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Marion Margaret Lillico,   b. 27 Jun 1906, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1961, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Family ID F248216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Newstead 
    Children 
     1. Kathryn McRuer
     2. Janet McRuer
     3. Sandra McRuer
     4. Neil McRuer
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F249062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Donald William McRuer

      An Ayr native, Donald William McRuer of 211 2nd Ave. S.E., Owen Sound passed away at the General and Marine Hospital, Owen Sound, on Friday, February 20th. He was 50. Born in Paris he was a son of Robert A. McRuer of Ayr and the late Marion (Lillico) McRuer. He was raised on the family farm, townline, RR 3, Ayr, being active in local hockey and 4-H activities. Mr. McRuer took up residence in Owen Sound 22 years ago. He was a science teacher at Grey Highlands District Secondary School, Flesherton. Active in the community, he was a member and elder of Westside United Church, president of Sydenham Skating Club, and manager of the Owen Sound midget hockey club. Mr. McRuer was looking forward to this weekend's participation of his hockey team in the Ayr tournament. Surviving besides his father is his wife, the former Betty Newstead; three daughters, Kathryn of Kitchener, Mrs. Dale (Janet) Schnurr of Winnipeg and Sandra of Toronto; a son Neil at home; and a brother Gordon of RR 3, Ayr. Funeral service was held in Owen Sound on Monday afternoon. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Kyle, Howard Mitchell, Howard Brown, Doug Hall, John Henderson and Bruce Cochrane, all of this area.

      The Ayr News Feb 18 1981 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      McRuer/ In Loving memory of/ William J. McRuer/ Feb. 4, 1891 - Nov. 21, 1970/ his wife/ Dora Cochrane/ July 20, 1899 - Feb. 14, 1984/ John A. Henderson/ Feb. 6, 1932 - Oct. 24, 2009/ His wife Dorothy E. McRuer/ Aug. 16, 1937 - /
      [Back/West] McRuer/ In Loving memory of/ Robert A. McRuer/ Aug. 18, 1897 - Feb. 3, 1988/ his wife/ Marion M. Lillico/ June 27, 1906 - Jan. 21, 1961/ son/ Donald William McRuer/ July 6, 1930 - Feb. 20, 1981/ at Rest

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203003798/donald-william-mcruer.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1981 - Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Feb 1981 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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