March 27, 1929-July 16, 2005
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Walter, Walter passed away in the Campbell River Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
He and Stella moved to Campbell River from Rose Valley Saskatchewan in 1955. They raised three children in what Walter referred to as God’s country. He was employed by Elk Falls for 35 years, retiring in 1993 to enjoy his Island life. Walter enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and wood working, often travelling in his motorhome to favourite locations throughout British Columbia.
He will be greatly missed by his loving, devoted wife of 48 years Stella, daughter Betty (Harper), son-in-law Monty. Sons Jerry, wife Soussan and youngest son Thomas. Brothers Peter and Russ, Russ’s wife Judi, and sister Elsie, numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter was loved and respected by many wonderful friends and extended family. He lived life to the fullest, always appreciating the blessings his Lord so graciously provided and generously and humbly shared these gifts with those he loved.
As the family gathers to celebrate Walter’s life we would like to thank the physicians and nurses of the Victoria Jubilee and Campbell River hospitals for the gentle and genuine concerns shown for our loved one. We appreciate it so very much.
A memorial service to be held for family and close friends on Friday, July 22nd at 1:00 pm from Elk Falls Crematorium, Elk Falls Memorial Cemetery, Highway 28 at General Hill, Campbell River. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Crematorium, Campbell River. No flowers by request please, donations accepted to the Cancer in Resource Fund in honour of Walter would be very much appreciated.
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So he closed his arms around you
And whispered “come to me”
You did not deserve what you went through
And so he gave you rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best
in time we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken
You fought so hard to stay
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully and free from pain
We could not wish you back
to suffer that again
We will never forget you Walter, your spirit will be with us always. We will honour your memory.