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

A. Calvin "Calvin" Bretz

Male 1935 - 2002  (66 years)


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  • Name A. Calvin "Calvin" Bretz 
    Born 27 Feb 1935  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Calvin Bretz 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-341757 
    Died 2 Jan 2002  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: sarcoidosis 
    Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I341757  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Burley Gabel Bretz,   b. 19 Apr 1905, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1963, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Ruth Lovina Barley,   b. 26 Dec 1908, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1995, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1934  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F258946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carol Johnson 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F249044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1935 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: sarcoidosis - 2 Jan 2002 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Calvin Bretz

      A. Calvin Bretz of Ayr, passed away after a lengthy battle with sarcoidosis into the presence of Jesus while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002, at Hamilton General Hospital. He was in his 67th year. Born in Wilmot Township, he was a son of Burley Bretz (1963) and Ruth Barley (1995). He had been a transport driver for New Dundee Creamery, Ault Foods and more recently Heritage Truck Lines. He will be greatly missed by his wife Carol of 33 years and his three daughters, Julienne, Charlene and her husband John. Maerzluft, and Crystal. He was also the very proud Grandpa of Elizabeth and Natalie, and was anticipating the arrival of his third grandchild in February. Mourning his passing are his brothers, Harold and his wife Ruby, Murray (1995) and his wife Elaine, Ron and wife Dorothy, Elmer and his wife Bonnie, Willard and his wife Sheila, brother-in-law Gil Johnson and his wife Bea and mother-in-law Ethel Johnson. Also mourning are many nephews and nieces: Melvin, Roy, Lome and his wife Sue, Karen and her husband Jeff Cole, Debbie, Cheryl, Tim and his dear friend Amy, Jennifer and her husband Gary Luloff, Vicki, Anne, Jeremy and his wife Lisa, Laura, Rebecca, Scott, Heather, Sharon, Cheryl Renecker, Karen and her husband Tom Graydon. Great-nieces and nephews include David, Joshua, Nicholas, Zachary, Christina Renecker, Kerrilyn and Kaylene Graydon. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his father-in-law Rev. Gordon Johnson (2000). A memorial funeral service to celebrate Calvin's life was held at Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly, Waterloo on Tuesday, January 8th at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Arrangments by Wm. Kipp Funeral Home.

      The Ayr News 9 Jan 2002 pg 10

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      A. Calvin Bretz/ Feb. 27, 1935 - Jan. 2, 2002/ Beloved son, brother, husband/ Father and grandfather/ Carole/ E. Johnson/ / Precious in the gift of the Lord/ is the death of his saints.

    2. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      Name:Ruth Lovina Barley Gender:Female Age:25 Birth Year:abt 1909 Birth Place:Kitchener, Ontario Residence:25 Pearl Place, Kitchener Marriage Date:5 Mar 1934 Marriage Place:Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Robert Barley Mother:Lyda Ann Bier Spouse:Burley Gable Bretz