Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Dennis Mervin Walker “Big Joe”
August 24, 1963 - May 4, 2019
It is with broken hearts that we announce God called home our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend on May 4, 2019. Big Joe went to be with his mother, father and other family members and is now at rest.
Born August 24, 1963 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he lived in Peguis, Manitoba until relocating to Selkirk, Manitoba in 1977 where he spent the remainder of his life. Big Joe’s greatest joy in life was spending time with and supporting his family. Whether it was cooking a delicious meal or working as a commercial fisherman to earn a living, Big Joe did it with pride and enjoyed every minute of it. Big Joe was a Mighty Mariner for many years and played first base like no other. Big Joe was so proud of his sons and received such joy watching all his grandchildren’s accomplishments.
Big Joe was predeceased by his mother Gertrude Walker and father Bertrum Walker, sisters Angela Walker and Olga Murray (Morley), brother Moses O'Meara (Maryanne), nephews Edgar Stevenson Jr, Rodney Walker and Justin Morrisseau, niece Desiree Walker, great aunt Helen Traverse, and brother-in-law Herman Morrisseau.
Left to treasure Big Joe's memory is his wife Maureen Walker. He will also be truly missed by his sons: Dennis (Amy), Nolan and Byron, grandchildren Dennis, Koral, Kaylyn, Paisley, Kenna Dawn (her mother Kelsey), sisters and brothers: William (Stella) Walker, Joanne (Doug) Stevenson, Freda (Barry) Bear, Maxine (Edgar) Stevenson, Ernest (Marie) Walker, Debbie (John) Burka, Charmaine (Jim) McIvor, Rosa Walker, Darryl (Kathy) Walker, mother-in-law: Lillian Morrisseau, sister-in-laws: Darlene (Jarvis) Swiderski, Gloria (Lorne) Frost, Yvonne (Monty) Monkman, Velma (Chuck) Cockroft, brother-in-laws: Stanford Morrisseau and Leslie (Keri) Morrisseau and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Dennis Walker, Nolan Walker, Aaron Walker, Dwight Walker, Jeff Thomas and Leslie Morrisseau.
Honorary Pallbearers: Dennis Walker Jr, William Walker, Ernest Walker, Darryl Walker, Bobby Bell, Lloyd Bowers, Jamie Duguid, Tony McCorrister, Sidney Michaud, Earl Crate, Rob Bear and Orry Morrisseau.
Prayers and viewing will be held at the Gilbart Funeral Home, 309 Eveline Street, Selkirk, Manitoba at 7:00pm - 8:00pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Gilbart Funeral Home commencing at 1:00pm, viewing will begin at 12:00pm.
We pray that when you left us,
you knew how much we cared.
No one knows the sorrow we will feel,
when the family meets and you are not there.
There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear.
But always precious memories,
of when you were here.
God took your hand, we had to part,
He eased your pain, but broke our hearts.
Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
your days of pain and troubles past.
In silence you suffered, in patience you bore,
till God took your hand to suffer no more.
Softly the leaves of memory fall,
gently we gather and treasure them all.
Unseen, unheard, you are always near,
still loved, still missed and still very dear.
We hold you close within our hearts
and there you will remain.
To walk with us throughout our lives,
until we meet again.