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Walter Walker

Post by Glen Smith » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:11 pm

Walter Walker of Lakefield, Ontario, will be celebarting his 102nd birthday this year on November 4th. However, Walter's health is faltering and he is presently hospitalized.

Please have Walter in your prayers.

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Ted and Walter, 2006 Rendezvous.

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Post by willo » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:13 pm

There sure is a lot of building experience in that picture, Walter and Ted. It is a hobby to us but a life to them. If any one is ever near Peterborough , go to the Canadian Canoe Museum and you will find out a lot about Walter Walker, Happy Birthday Walter, may your canoes float forever!

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Post by Karl Huebner » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:45 pm

Well said, Willo, well said....

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Post by mtpocket » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:20 am

He is certainly in my prayers. I only had the pleasure of meeting him once but it was a time I will never forget.

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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:31 am

UPDATE:

Sad news, Walter passed away on October 19th.

The obituary can be read at this link: http://www.lifenews.ca/thespec/profile/ ... canoe-buil

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Post by pawistik » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:37 am

Sad indeed. I was interested to read of his connection with theCanadian Canoe Museum and that the CCM is given as an option for donations to be made in his memory. Those in Saskatoon (and other cities across western Canada) will have the opportunity next week to make a donation to the CCM at the National Treasure presentation (October 28th, admission by donation).

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn more about Walter Walker.

Bryan

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Post by mtpocket » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:59 pm

That is sad news. He will be missed.

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Post by Glen Smith » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:59 am

More on Walter from The Canadian Canoe Museum:

http://www.canoemuseum.ca/index.php/200 ... uilderhtml

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Post by mtpocket » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:06 pm

I can't believe it's been a whole year now without our old friend Walter Walker. I took a few minutes today and read the chapter on Walter in "The Canoe". So many builders were blessed to have met him and all builders will benefit from the information he so freely shared. Rest in Peace Walter.

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Post by Glen Smith » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:08 pm

Walter has been on my mind all week also. We miss him a lot.

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