Heinbuch, Wallace (Wally) Robert

Born: Sep 18, 1932
Died: Jul 22, 2017


Heinbuch, Wallace (Wally) Robert
Wallace Robert Heinbuch, age 84, of Foxboro Green, Baden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 22, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of Linda Gardner, dear father of Stephen Heinbuch and the late John Heinbuch, and of Mary, Susan, and Stephen Gardner. Fondly remembered by grandsons Matthew Heinbuch and Brandon Gardner-Thompson, and nephews and nieces Allan (Marg) Heinbuck,  Allana Heinbuck, Dennis (Yvonne) Heinbuch, and Carol Dries. Wally was born in South Easthope Township. He was the youngest son of the late Edward and Margaret (Wettlaufer) Heinbuch. He graduated from Stratford High School, obtained his O.L.S. certification, graduated from Stratford Teachers’ College, obtained his B.A. (Western), and his B. Ed. and then M. Ed. (U. of T.), and his Supervisory Officer papers. He became a school principal with the Northumberland Newcastle Board of Education, was instrumental in pioneering French Immersion in the elementary schools in Cobourg and Bowmanville, was an executive member of the Kiwanis Club, and was later president of the Lions’ Club in Bowmanville. He was a negotiating member of OPSTF. He was the first member of his family to graduate from high school, and later university. In recent years, Wally was a member of the local Retired Business and Professional Men’s Club. Wally was predeceased by his parents Edward W. and Margaret A. (Wettlaufer) and brothers Lloyd (Katherine), Jack (Kathleen), and Bill (Bernice), and sisters Marie and Ruth Louise (Edna) Heinbuch. Family was always very important to Wally. Wally and Linda moved to Foxboro Green, Baden, in1998. He assisted his sisters in Stratford, encouraged and supported his children, and was instrumental in keeping in contact with all family members. He loved investing, golfing, good wine and scotch, good food, nice cars, travelling, gardening, and experiencing all facets of life. He was, indeed, the “rock” in the family, the “glue” that held us all together. Sincere thanks to Bette Overholt-Barth, CCAC Coordinator, Cindy and Laura and the ParaMed Palliative Care team of nurses, ParaMed Personal Support Workers Sherri, Ross and Klenisse, Dr. R. Stevens (Nurse Kathy), Dr. A. Jakda and his team, Dr. R. Grace, Dr. D. Cameron (New Hamburg), and the entire staff and volunteer association members of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. Their support, encouragement and excellent care of Wally was outstanding. Our Foxboro Green neighbours deserve a big thank you for all their help over a lengthy period of time, particularly Andy Schaffer who spent many days with Wally at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, and George Jones, a master problem-solver on many occasions. According to Wally’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The Celebration of Wally’s Life will be held at Foxboro Green Recreation Centre, 95 Foxboro Drive, Baden, Ontario, N3A 3N2, on Wednesday August 2, 2017 with Words of Remembrance at 2:00pm followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or a charity of your choice through Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, N3A 1K2, 519-662-1661.
Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.

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Aug 02, 2017


2:00 p.m.


Foxboro Green Community Centre
Foxboro Green
Baden, Ontario

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Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
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Kitchener, Ontario
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Condolence from Marc Julien sent on October 20, 2017

Steve – I’m very sad for your loss. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad.

Cathy and Marc

Condolence from Emilie Paraskevas sent on September 13, 2017

I’m extremely saddened to hear of Wally’s passing. He was wonderfully supportive and welcoming to me, and a wonderful father to John. My sincere condolences to Linda and his family. Always with love, Emilie.

Condolence from Mary Gardner sent on August 6, 2017

Mom I remember many great times spent with Wally like Christmases and both myself and Brandon’s birthdays. Also you looked very happy on your wedding day. He was very good to all of us. I am so sorry that he passed away and I love you to the moon and back.

Condolence from Dennis & Yvonne Heinbuch sent on July 28, 2017

Wallace Robert Heinbuch:
A loving Husband,
A caring Father and Grandfather,
An exemplary Brother,
A favourite Uncle,
A good Friend.
We are less for his loss.

Condolence from Clive Aldwinckle sent on July 27, 2017

As an active member for the past twelve years, Wally will be missed with sadness by all members of the Retired Business & Professional Men’s Club. Our sincere condolences go out to Linda and the extended family at this time of bereavement. Last Post.
Clive Aldwinckle

Condolence from Ruth MacCara sent on July 27, 2017

It was with great sadness that I learned of Wally’s passing. Wally was always a bright spot in my dental day and he will be greatly missed by all of us at the New Hamburg Dental Group. Linda, although these last few years have been extremely difficult, I stand in awe of your strength of character and your ability to be ‘the rock’ that Wally needed during such a trying time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Ruth MacCara

Condolence from Vince & May Aquilina sent on July 26, 2017

Our sincere condolences Linda to you and the family. Our travels, with you and Wally to Malta, will be long remembered. God bless.


May & Vince

Condolence from Dan MacIvor sent on July 25, 2017

I remember many good times as Wally, Linda and I shared many great moments in education. Sorry to hear of his passing. I have and always will have, the greatest respect for Wally. Linda, I wish you well in this difficult time.