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

Bill Luft

Male 1957 - 2000  (43 years)


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  • Name Bill Luft 
    Born 1957  , Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting crime, murder, story 
    Misfortune 6 Jul 2000  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    murdered wife and children, then killed self. 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-40268 
    Died 6 Jul 2000  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40268  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Vilem Luft 
    Mother Miroslava 
    Family ID F50266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bohumila Pejlova,   b. 1972,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 1993  , Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Daniel Luft,   b. 1992,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     2. Nicole Luft,   b. 1994,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     3. Peter Luft,   b. 1997,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. David Luft,   b. 2000,   d. 6 Jul 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F50265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered wife and children, then killed self. - 6 Jul 2000 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 2000 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Williamsburg Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • KITCHENER Fifteen years ago, Bill Luft turned on his family, killing his wife, four young children and himself.

      The killings on July 6, 2000, in a home on Mooregate Crescent in Kitchener, still stand as Waterloo Region's worst mass murder.

      An 11-day inquest in 2001 concluded nothing could have prevented the murders. They took place while Luft's parents were inside their temporary home, a motorhome parked in the driveway. They heard nothing.

      Luft, who was 42, had bipolar disorder marked by extreme shifts in mood but often refused to take his medication, partly due to the stigma about mental illness.

      Luft was also under an extreme amount of stress. He was unemployed, in debt and trying to come to terms with his 10-week-old son being diagnosed with spina bifida....

      Waterloo Region Record 3 Jul 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Luft mass murder shocked Kitchener 15 years ago - 3 Jul 2015.