After a brief illness with her children, grandchildren and siblings by her side, it is with heavy hearts we announce that our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend peacefully passed away into the spirit world on December 1, 2018.
Mom was born on November 29th, 1949 in Dauphin River, Manitoba to Bertram and Gertrude Walker. She was raised in Peguis, Manitoba most of her life. She "solely" raised four children with the assistance of her family. While raising her children mom worked as an LPN she then decided to attend university and become a social worker. She worked at the Selkirk Friendship Centre where she started up the second hand store moved to Peguis, Manitoba and worked at Percy E. Moore as a social worker. She later become a probation officer and worked with clients from surrounding areas Peguis, Fisher River and Kinonjeoshtegon for many years until her retirement.
Mom loved to cook and entertain all her family and friends. She was also a breast cancer survivor 2009. She loved to spend time with her husband Morley at the Narrows or travelling all over Canada and the United States
Mom will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children Clyde, Kelven (Laurie), Jeffrey (Cheryl), Bonnie (Sheldon); stepchildren Randy (Eva), Sheldon, Timothy, Allana; granddaughters Alana (Doug), Courtney, Ariel, Jaide, Olivia and Simone; grandson Hunter; great-grandchildren; mother Gertrude Walker; all her sisters and brothers William Walker (Stella), Joanne Stevenson (Doug); Freda Bear (Barry), Maxine Stevenson (Edgar), Ernest Walker (Marie), Debbie Burka (John), Charmaine McIvor (Jim), Rosa Walker, Dennis Walker (Maureen)and Darryl Walker; brothers-in-laws Neil (Maxine) and Carlyle (Barb); her godchild Lori Stevenson; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Mom was predeceased by the love of her life Morley Murray; dad Bertram Walker; brother and sister-in-law Moses, Mary Anne O'meara; sister Angela Walker; nephews Edgar Stevenson Jr. and Rodney Walker and niece Desiree Walker.
A celebration of her life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 8th at Gilbart Funeral Home in Selkirk, Manitoba with a lunch to follow. Interment will take place at a later date. Urnbearers will be her children Clyde, Kelven, Jeffrey and Bonnie.
The family would like to thank Peguis Chief and council and Maintenance crew and Hazel Garson for all the help and support in trying to get mom home, the Percy E. Moore Hospital Drs., nurses and health care aides and the Drs. and nurses at Health Science Centre. A special thank you to nurse Ted at the ICU and a big thank you to the family for all their love and support
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Olgas name to CancerCare Foundation of Manitoba.
You were tired, We saw it in your face.
The end was coming at a fast pace.
But how we wanted you to stay...
In time, we came to understand,
your will was not our command.
Life just became too hard for you.
We didn't want to see...but we knew
You had to be where you could fly.
Mom, it's so hard to say good-bye.
You were ours for all those years.
We'll miss you and cry our tears.
But we also know that's okay...
for we'll be together again someday.
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