We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gilbart Funeral Home
July 26, 1934 – January 10, 2022
A Life Well Lived
Walter passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022 at the age of 87, leaving a huge void in the heart of family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Joyce of 66 years and his daughter Nancy (Richard), also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Zachary and Michaelena Wasylyniuk; brothers Henry and Peter; sister Ann; in-laws Steve and Ann Krawchuk; sisters-in-law Bernice and Marie; and brother-in-law Edward.
Walter was born on the family farm in Rackham, Manitoba on July 26, 1934. Coming to Selkirk in 1950 at the young age of 16 he found a job at Brown's Bakery. Later he got on at the Manitoba Rolling Mills (Gerdau) where he worked until his retirement in 1991 with 42 years. He was only retired one year when he started working at Hickman Williams and Co, working another five years, he then retired.
Walter had many passions in life. In his early years he was a proud member of the Kiwanis Club and volunteered as a Frontiersman (Security Guard). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, curling and singing karaoke. He could never pass up a good Johnny Cash or Don Williams tune. He also loved driving out to the west coast visiting relatives.
To all who knew Walter, he loved to talk, telling a story or two and always had a joke to tell, we will miss this the most.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Selkirk Food Bank.