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

Willard Hambly "Bill" Knechtel[1]

Male 1909 - 2008  (99 years)


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  • Name Willard Hambly "Bill" Knechtel 
    Born 20 Jul 1909  Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name Bill Knechtel  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-400167 
    Died 15 Sep 2008  Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 21 Sep 2008  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I400167  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Nelson Knechtel,   b. 28 Jul 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1967, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mary Maude "Maye" Willard,   b. 6 Apr 1880, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1966, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1908  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F272454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsie Lorraine "Lorraine" Ivey,   b. 17 Feb 1913, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1995, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1939  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert "Bob" Knechtel
     2. Dr. John Knechtel
     3. Shirley Knechtel
     4. Norma Knechtel
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F265162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1909 - Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Sep 1939 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 2008 - Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Sep 2008 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lorraine Ivey - Knechtel.

    2. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 051209 (1909).
      Name:Willard Hambly Knechtel
      Date of Birth:20 Jul 1909
      Gender:Male
      Birth Place:Wellington, Ontario, Canada
      Father's Name:William Nelson Knechtel
      Mother's Name:Mary Maud Willard

    3. [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/

    4. [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