Piecing It Together Piecing It Together for Christian Linder

In our PIT stop features, we assemble additional pieces of the puzzle. Readers are able to learn more about the mill, its employees and the Hespeler community at large.


D. W. & W News, February 1943 (Birthday Celebration)
D. W. & W News, October 1943 (In Memoriam)

Chris Linder Birthday Party

Chris Linder Birthday Party

Chris Linder Birthday Party

80th Birthday Celebration

January 1943, Christian celebrates his 80th birthday as well as his 62nd year working at the Mill. He is a well-liked and respected gentleman.

Born in January 22, 1863, his family immigrated to Canada in when he was twelve years old (1875) along with his parents and four siblings. (Waterloo Generations)

He started at the Mill in 1881 when the mill had just one building along the Speed River. He worked with original owner Robert Forbes and later son George.

Chris has seen many changes at the Mill and been part of all of them. The honour is all ours to have such a dedicated and caring employee on our staff.

Chris Linder Birthday Party

Chris Linder Birthday Party

On behalf of everyone at Dominion Woollens and even people into the future…

Happy Birthday and We Love You Chris!

Chris Linder Dies 

The death of Christian Linder occurred on Thursday morning, September 23rd. In his 81st year the late Mr. Linder had been ill for the past five months.

Mr. Linder was D. W. & W.’s oldest active employee and on January 22nd of this year completed 62 years’ continuous service with the Company. He was a member of the Drawing-In Department and worked until May 13th when ill health forced his retirement.

Mr. Linder was a man of kindly nature and deep religious belief. He gained the highest respect not only of those who worked with him but of the entire community.