Note: *K-W Record - Monday 15 May 1989* Roy C Bauer founder and former owner of several companies including the one that makes the world famous Bauer skates died May 13, 1989 at Heritage House in St Jacobs. He was 93. Bauer who had Alzheimers disease, founded the Bauer Shoe Company, and Canadian Skate Manufacturing Company on Victoria Street North in Kitchener and the Bauer Canadian Skate Company Inc. in Tonawanda N.Y. American distributor of Bauer's Canadian products. His companies made a wide range of sports wear including roller skates, football, soccer, baseball and bowling shoes. He remained president of all four Bauer Companies until he sold them to Greb Shoes in 1965. Greb sold to Warrington Inc in 1974. The operating company for Warrington today is Canstar Sports Group Incon Victoria Street North. The company continues to make skates as well as hockey shoulder and pant protection. Bauer's sons Gerald and Donald continued to work for the company after their father sold it to Greb. Gerald was in charge of Skate Manufacturing until 1969 and Donald was responsible for Bauer sales until his retirement seven years ago. After selling the companies the Senior Bauer and his wife Louise (Raines) moved to Bermuda where they remained until 1983 when they returned to Kitchener. After a year at their Muskoka cottage, the Bauers moved to Meadowcroft Place in Kitchener where Mrs. Bauer died in April 4th, 1985. In addition to his two sons, Bauer is survived by his three daughters Ruth Sidney of Kalamazoo Michigan, Joan Brennan of Ventura California and Dorothey Hannah of Santa Barbara California. 21 Grandchildren and 22 Great grandchildren. Predeceased by two daughters Glenadine and Marguerite; two brothers Nelson and Gordon, four sisters Loucinda, Lyndia, Christina and Elsie. His parents were Mary and Adam Bauer. Funeral service and committal service in the Chapel of the Edward R Good funeral Home Rev Orville Thamer and Rev Clayton Wilhelm officiating. Internment Woodlawn Cemetery Kitchener.
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