1909 - 2008 (99 years)
||Willard Hambly "Bill" Knechtel |
||20 Jul 1909
||Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario [1, 2]
||Bill Knechtel  |
|Eby ID Number
||15 Sep 2008
||Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario 
||21 Sep 2008
||Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||29 Sep 2019 |
||William Nelson Knechtel, b. 28 Jul 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 17 Jul 1967, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 90 years) |
||Mary Maude "Maye" Willard, b. 6 Apr 1880, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 11 Jun 1966, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 86 years) |
||16 Apr 1908
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Elsie Lorraine "Lorraine" Ivey, b. 17 Feb 1913, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada , d. 5 Feb 1995, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 81 years) |
||24 Sep 1939
||Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada
||30 Sep 2019 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 20 Jul 1909 - Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario
|Married - 24 Sep 1939 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada
|Died - 15 Sep 2008 - Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario
|Buried - 21 Sep 2008 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
- WILLARD "Bill" KNECHTEL
1909 - 2008, Passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his family at Highgate Retirement Residence, Ancaster on Monday, September 15, 2008, at the age of 99 years. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Lorraine Ivey (1995). Loving father of Robert (Barbara) Rozell-Knechtel of Kitchener and John (Rosemary) Knechtel of Ancaster. Proud and loving grandfather of Laurie (Scott) Starra, Brad Knechtel (fiance, Jessica Patton), Andrew Knechtel and Stephen (Marianne) Witter and special grandpa to Chloe and Meg Starra, Kyle and Ryan Witter. He will also be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Tim (Diana) Knechtel, Paul Knechtel (Lisa), Ross (Margaret) Knechtel, Donna Ivey, Norma Kelly, and dear friend Shirley Schweitzer. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Knechtel; his brother, Ross Knechtel and niece, Sonya Ivey. Bill had a deep personal faith and commitment to his church. He was a long-time, active member of First United Church in Waterloo, where he served as Treasurer for 20 years. He was a Past President and Treasurer of the Waterloo Lions Club. Bill played many key roles in strengthening Waterloo as a community and in building the Royal Bank into an important part of Uptown Waterloo. He was involved with numerous community organizations, including the VON and the initial fundraising efforts that resulted in the founding of the University of Waterloo. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Ancaster Rotary Club, for his commitment to family, friends and community. Baseball played a major part in Bill's life, attending countless games and always cheering for his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. He loved walking to and from work and long walks around Waterloo and more recently Ancaster. Retirement years included gardening and a cottage at Bruce Beach and until recently taking organ lessons. The Knechtel family wishes to thank Dr. Kim McCallum, Clare Aiken, Ed Bryja and the entire staff at Highgate Retirement Residence, Ancaster for their exceptional care and compassion. Memorial visitation will take place at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo, on Friday, September 19, from 6-8 p.m. and will continue on Sunday, September 21, at 2 p.m., at First United Church, 16 William Street W., Waterloo. The memorial service to celebrate Bill's life and faith will follow at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parlour of First United Church. Private interment will take place in the family plot at Mt. View Cemetery, Cambridge. On Saturday, October 4 at 2 p.m. a memorial service will be held at Highgate Retirement Residence, 325 Fiddler's Green Road, Ancaster, with a reception to follow. All are welcome.
- [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lorraine Ivey - Knechtel.
- [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 051209 (1909).
Name:Willard Hambly Knechtel
Date of Birth:20 Jul 1909
Birth Place:Wellington, Ontario, Canada
Father's Name:William Nelson Knechtel
Mother's Name:Mary Maud Willard
- [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
William Hambly/ (Bill) KNECHTEL/ July 20, 1909 - Sept. 15, 2008/ Husband of/ E. Lorraine/ (IVEY)/ Feb. 17, 1913 - Feb. 5, 1995/
- [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 019148 (1908).
Name:Mary Maud Willard Age:27 Birth Year:abt 1881 Birth Place:Galt, Ontario Marriage Date:16 Apr 1908 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:William Willard Mother:Mary Hambley SpouseWilliam Nelson Knechtel