It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Walter announces his passing on March 16, 2017 at the young age of 55.
Walter is survived by the love of his life Jeannie (Gilchrist), his two sons whom he loved dearly and was very proud of, Adam (Racquel Collins) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta and Jeffrey of Kenora and Winnipeg.
He is also survived by his two sisters Renate Latus (Jerry) and Hilda Engler (Lynn) both of Thunder Bay, ON.; his three brothers Herbert, Hans (Debbie) and Paul (Elaine Roulston) all of Kenora, also by his many nieces, grand nieces, nephews and grandnephews.
Walter is also survived by Jeannie’s family, brothers and sisters in law, Bonnie (Jim Cavers), Colleen (Doug Simpson) both from Portage La Prairie, MB, Lyle (Della Purdy-Gilchrist) of Minnedosa, MB and John (Gail) Gilchrist of Canora, Saskatchewan.
Walter and Jeannie started dating in 1985. They had many adventures, vacations, fun and loving times, they would have been married 30 years on April 04, 2017.
Walter loved the outdoors whether it be camping, fishing, boating or hunting he enjoyed them all and had so much fun teaching Jeannie and his sons a lot of those things. In our early married years we enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing and curling.
Most of all Walter loved living on the Winnipeg River where he could jump in his boat whenever he wanted, whether it was for fishing or just boat rides with his beloved Jeannie, Adam & Jeff.
He also loved his campfires. Every available minute he could have a fire he did. He passed his love of campfires on to his sons.
Walter also loved heading south on many vacations that he went on with family and many good friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. in the Rosewood Room at the Clarion.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Walter’s name to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3W7 or the Cancer Care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. 980 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com
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