August 30, 1930 – September 5, 2019
Peacefully, at his residence of Red River Place, our beloved dad, papa and friend slipped away at the age of 89 to be reunited with his loving wife Phyllis, whom he missed dearly everyday.
Walter is survived by his children; Donna (John), Karen (Barry), Wally (Donna), Cathy (George), Brenda (Craig), Shelly (Frank), Allen (Barb), and Wendy (Ed), 19 grandchildren,14 great-grandchildren and his brother Ernie. He was predeceased by his wife Phyllis, son Casey, granddaughter Abigail, parents Albert and Eda, in-laws Frank and Minnie Walters, as well as his brothers; William, Elmer, Paul, Gordon, Werner, Edward, and infant sister Adeline.
Born on August 30th, 1930 in Watrous, Saskatchewan, Walter was born into a family of 9. He and his family lived here until he was 7, when they then moved to Selkirk where they had a mixed farm. Growing up, he enjoyed playing hockey and baseball. Walter and Phyllis married on March 28, 1953. Raising 9 children was no easy feat and left them little time for other things. So later in life they bought a small camper and went camping all around the prairies; usually with at least one grandchild accompanying them. They also enjoyed going to garage sales and the casino. Walter had many jobs throughout his life; he was a miner in Ontario until he suffered a back injury, which led him to becoming a driver for Goodbrandson’s Transfer, Will’s Taxi and Ted’s Taxi. In his free time, he enjoyed watching sports, history shows and old movies. His children and grandchildren were the centre of his world; and he enjoyed every visit and phone call he had with them.
Following Walter’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Flowers are respectfully declined; in lieu please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice in his memory.
We’ll always remember you Dad because there will never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you.
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