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

John Joseph Wintermeyer[1]

Male 1916 - 1993  (77 years)


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  • Name John Joseph Wintermeyer 
    Elected Office 1852  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alderman - Kitchener 
    Born 4 Dec 1916  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office 1958  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MPP - Waterloo North 
    Honoured 1993  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener Citizen of the Year 
    Died 23 Dec 1993  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-97069 
    Buried Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I97069  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Alfred Carl Wintermeyer,   b. 10 Jul 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1974, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Caroline Aloysia Katherina Kaiser,   b. 14 Nov 1888, St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1972  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1916  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helen Delaney,   b. 1917,   d. 1972  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1944  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Judith Delaney Wintermeyer,   d. 24 Aug 2005, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Joseph Wintermeyer,   b. 10 May 1949,   d. 12 May 1949  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F32525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Lang,   b. 28 Oct 1916,   d. 2003  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1980  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F43617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Alderman - Kitchener - 1852 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1916 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jun 1944 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - MPP - Waterloo North - 1958 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1980 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Kitchener Citizen of the Year - 1993 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Dec 1993 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • HONOURABLE JOHN J. WINTERMEYER 1916-1993

      John Wintermeyer's long career in public life was one that could truly be called "a devoted service to a calling."

      Wintermeyer was born in Berlin (Kitchener) and attended St. Jerome's High School. He graduated in commerce and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame before attending Harvard Law School. In 1943, he graduated from Dalhousie Law School and he was admitted to the bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

      Wintermeyer was elected as a City of Kitchener alderman in 1952, and in 1955 he was elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Waterloo North. In 1958, Wintermeyer became leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, a position he held until 1963. As leader of the official opposition in the Legislature, Wintermeyer stressed the need for hospital and medical insurance, education reform, improvements in public services, equality of opportunity and constitutional changes.

      Wintermeyer was known as man of deep faith, charity and integrity. He held a Papal Honour - Member of the Order of St. Sylvestre, Sir Knight of Malta; and he held a Civilian Honour - Member of the Military Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. In 1993, he was honoured as Kitchener Citizen of the Year in recognition of his public contributions, and his commitment and dedication to the community. He served on the boards of numerous organizations including St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul, The Working Centre, the Anna Kaljas House, St. John's Kitchen and Reaching Our Outdoor Friends.

      Wintermeyer played an integral role in the development of Hockey Canada, serving as President and Director, and he was Chairman of the Canadian Olympic Hockey Foundation.

      In 1994, St. Jerome's University created the John J. Wintermeyer Chair, and in 2000 the University established the John J. Wintermeyer Lecture in Christianity and Public Policy. In his honour, the City of Waterloo established Wintermeyer Park along the Grand River.

      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Alfred C. Wintermeyer.

    2. [S370] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope Roman Catholic CC#4517 Internet Link .
      John J. Wintermeyer/ 1916-1993/ R.I.P.

    3. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.