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

Wilfred Louis Renner

Male 1920 - 2015  (94 years)


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  • Name Wilfred Louis Renner 
    Born 12 Oct 1920  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-385207 
    Died 17 Feb 2015  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I385207  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father John Adam Renner,   b. 23 Nov 1889, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Louise Kraemer,   b. 17 Dec 1895, Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1977, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1916  Formosa, Culross Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F252997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ellen Pulbrook,   b. 23 Dec 1924, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 2012, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1944 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F261222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RENNER, Wilfred Louis

      October 12, 1920 - February 17, 2015. In his 95th year, passed away at Stirling Heights LTC with family at his side. Predeceased by his dear wife Elizabeth (nee Pulbrook), grandson. Charlie Renner and his parents. John and Louise Renner. Wilf was the father of Richard (Lynn), David (Sharon), Ruth Quinlan (Paul), Anne (David Picoski), Marcia Quinlan (Randy Borne). Grandfather of eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was born in Preston, the third of 13 children and he was a Veteran of the RCAF in WWII. He was community minded and served on several boards including the CMH Board and Separate School Board. The family would like to thank the staff at Stirling Heights LTC and Debra Woolley who were always there to comfort Dad and attend to his every need, especially in his final days. Friends may call at BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge N3H 3J8 (519 653 3251) on Friday, February 20th for visitation from 6-9 p.m. Prayers to be said at 8: 30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clements RC Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

      Cambridge Times 20 Feb 2015

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      "I believe that Wilf Renner was a crew member on a Lancaster plane of which he was a tailgunner. Wilf was the only crew member to survive after their plane was shot down. They dug a grave for him to make the Germans believe that the entire crew had been killed. A young woman helped Wilf by hiding him in the attic of her parent's home until the war was over. Her parents were Nazi sympathizers and would have surely had Wilf arrested. After the war, Wilf went on trips with a group called "Canucks Unlimited" and visited the grave site of his comrades and looked down on his own grave. A portrait of the woman who saved his life, hung in his home"

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/210872906221403/?ref=group_header Preston Ontario, PEOPLE PAST 7 Jul 2018

  • Sources 
    1. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      Name:John A Renner Age:26 Birth Year:abt 1890 Birth Place:Preston Marriage Date:25 Jul 1916 Marriage Place:Bruce, Ontario, Canada Father:John Renner Mother:Theodora Schaefer Spouse:Louisa Kraemer

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1920 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 2015 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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