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Irvin B. Brubacher

Male 1922 - 1980  (57 years)


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  • Name Irvin B. Brubacher 
    Born 11 Oct 1922  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Woolwich Township 
    Interesting politics, life story, 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-71873 
    Died 28 Jul 1980  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: aneurysm 
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I71873  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Abraham B. Brubacher,   b. 9 Nov 1897, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1978, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brox,   b. 31 Jul 1900, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1986, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Dec 1921  [3
    Family ID F22049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Kathleen Cressman,   b. 16 Mar 1926,   d. 6 Aug 2016, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1946  [1
    Children 
     1. Douglas Murray Brubacher,   b. 9 Aug 1948, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1956, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     2. Linda Kathleen Brubacher
     3. Dianne Susan Brubacher
     4. Patricia "Pat" Brubacher
     5. Jennifed Louise Brubacher
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F22044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Brubacher, Irvin B., son of Abraham and Lizzie (Brox) Brubacher, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 11, 1922; died at his home of an aneurysm on July 28, 1980; aged 57 y. On Oct. 5, 1946, he was married to Helen Kathleen Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Linda-Mrs. Ken Bender, Dianne-Mrs. Larry Shantz, Patricia, and Jennifer), 5 grandchildren, his mother, 2 brothers, and one sister. He was preceded in death by one son (Douglas) in 1956 and one sister. He was a member of Breslau Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 31, in charge of Erwin Wiens and Orland Gingerich; interment in Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 36 - September 2, 1980, page 710

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      REGION COUNCILLOR IRVIN BRUBACHER DIES AT AGE 57


      Breslau --Irvin Brubacher, a Waterloo regional and Woolwich township councillor for the past 3 1/2 years died Monday of a heart attack, he was 57. Brubacher a Breslau area farmer who was acclaimed to his second term of office in 1978, served on a number of committees at both levels. He was also a member of the Waterloo-Wellington Airport commission and active in area recreation. Brubaker was found on the floor of his barn Monday afternoon and taken to Cambridge Memoral Hospital. He was pronounced dead and an autopsy was performed. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Breslau Mennonite Church and burial will be at Bloomingdale cemetery. Edward R. Good funeral home in Waterloo is in charge of arrangements. Brubacher is survived by his wife Helen, four daughters, five grandchildren, his mother, two brothers and two sisters. He was predeceased by one son. "He will certainly be missed on council." Woolwich Township Mayor Ken Seiling said Monday. Seiling said Brubacher's Ward 3 - which includes Breslau, Bloomingdale and Maryhill areas of the township - will either be represented by someone appointed by council or will remain without representation until the November municipal election, since there are only about three months remaining in Brubacher's two year term. Seiling said council will consider its options when it meets next week. But Seiling said Brubacher's regional seat "will be filled immediately" Regional solicitor Elmer Moore said that while Township council has the option of not selecting a replacement this late in the term, a regional council seat cannot remain vacant. Traditional, Woolwich has selected one member from each of its three wards to serve on region council. "but it is in council's power to send anyone. It isnot bound to send someone from ward 3, but it has been a tradition," said Seiling, who reprsents Ward 1. Howard Ziegler, a former township mayer, represents Ward 2 and is the township's other regional councillor. Brubacher was vice-chairman of two regional committees, health and social services and personnel. He also served as the township's finance committee chairman and a member of the township recreation committee. Born in Elmira and a lifetime resident of the Township, Brubacher was a charter member and past president of the Bridgeport Lions club. He was also active in a number of farm organizations.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jul 1980

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      BRUBACHER, Irvin B. -- Suddenly at his residence, Route 2, Cambridge, as a result of a heart attack, on Monday, July 28, 1980, Irvin B. Brubacher, aged 57 years. Beloved husband of the former Helen Cressman. Lovingly remembered by four daughters, Linda (Mrs. Ken Bender), Dianne (Mrs. Larry Shantz) both of Breslau, Patricia of Hamilton and Jennifer of Calgary, Alta. Predeceased by his son Douglas in 1956. Also survived by five grandchildren; Nathan, Melissa and Emilee Bender and Troy and Brent Shantz; his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Brubacher of Cambridge, formerly of Kitchener; two brothers Angus (Mike) of Kitchener, Ray of Guelph and two sisters, Edna (Mrs. Robert McKeown) of Kitchener, and Gladys (Mrs. Mervin Roth) of Waterloo. Predeceased by his father A.B. Brubacher and a sister, Alice (Mrs. Thomas Wilson) of Hamilton. He farmed at Bridgeport for 30 years, was an active member of the Breslau Mennonite Church, past president of the Waterloo Cattle Breeders Association, past president of the Waterloo County Holstein Association, a former member of the Waterloo Lions Club and a charter member and past president of the Bridgeport Lions Club. He was a member of the Woolwich Township Council and Waterloo Regional Council for the past four years. Mr. Brubacher's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. until noon on Thursday then to the Breslau Mennonite Church in Breslau for the funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Erwin Wiens officiating. Interment in Bloomingdale Mennonite cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 29 Jul 1980

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 2, 1980 - Obituary of Irvin B. Brubacher.

    2. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      Brubacher/ Helen K./ 1926- / Irvin B./ 1922-1980 [Back] Brubacher/ Superior, Kitchener

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Lizzie Brubacher - May 6, 1986, page 354.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1922 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Woolwich Township - - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: aneurysm - 28 Jul 1980 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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