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Date of Passing: Jun 06, 2019

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Craig Alexander Walker, on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the age of 55.
Craig is survived by the love of his life, Debbie, his daughters, Brittany (Tyson), Brooke and Jessica, his sons, Brenden (Ashley) and Patrick, and his loving grandchildren, Alexa, Bryce and Myles. He is also survived by his brother John (Teresa), his sister Kim, and his mother-in-law Pat Sopher. Craig was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Gail, his grandson Jackson, his nephew Cameron and his father-in-law Willie Sopher.
Craig was born with the gift of making people laugh and had no fear of going to the extreme for a funny outcome. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter and guide. Craig and Debbie built Walkers on #1, where his vast number of friends grew even larger.
A celebration of Craig's life shall be held at the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, 275 Stradbrook Ave., on June 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2019

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • To Debbie, Brendan, Brittany and Brooke, on behalf of myself, Matt and Jordan we are truly sorry for your loss. He had a big heart, especially for kids, knew how to make us laugh and how to forgive the next guy when he screwed up. Rest in peace, old friend. - Posted by: Kurt Voth (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2019

  • On behalf of the Hovorka family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very sad and difficult time. Tunney won’t be able to attend tomorrow due to failing health. We had a good talk about Craig tonight, some tears, some crazy stories & some chuckles. To Deb, John, Kim, & Robin... Tunney passes on his heartfelt sympathy. So sorry for your loss, Lori Hovorka - Posted by: Lori Hovorka (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to the Walker family for their loss. I first met Craig 35 years ago. Craig was my apprentice at Balan Electric. We immediately connected thru fun times after work and on weekends. Our paths separated for many years and we reacquainted as hockey dads when we found our sons playing for the Saskatoon Blades. Our family spend the Memorial Cup week with the Walker family in 2013 and this sparked our renewed friendship for many lake outings. Craig will be missed by many and we will cherish our time we had together. Sincerely, Mitch & Wanda & Nick Zajac - Posted by: Mitch Zajac (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • I met Craig at Walker's on my way to lake. His dry sense of humour always put a smile on my face and I made it a point to always stop there. He will definitely be missed by many. Condolences to Debbie and family. - Posted by: Sharon Manaigre (Patron) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • Our family will always remember Craig's kindness and wonderful sense of humour. Our grandchildren loved stopping at Walker's for fish bait, and Craig always made sure they got some extras and some sort of little food treat. They are now in their late teens, early twenties and still talk about this. Craig holds a very special place in my heart. - Posted by: Maureen Kolodie (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • What a true loss to us all. So so many funny memories that make you laugh so hard you cry. If you enjoyed the outdoors with anything hunting, fishing, trapping you name it-everyone knew Craig. The stories are never ending of his crazy antics and completely unfiltered comments. His love of his family was undeniable-always bragging about how great his children were and what an amazing wife he had in Debbie. We've lost a true gem of a human being that truly lived his life each and every moment he could, shared everything with everyone. Heartfelt condolences to the whole Walker clan. Although he has left us way too young-the memories he has left behind will make us laugh forever. Godspeed my friend-till we meet again - Posted by: John Nelson (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • Best wishes to the family and my old friend Debbie. Sorry for your loss. Was great to stop in at Walkers to pick up fish nail and have visits over the years on the way to the cabin. Take care - Posted by: Lynn (Customer) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • Our condolences to Craig’s family and friends. Craig will be missed greatly by a lot of people. Had a lot of great times fishing with Craig. RIP brother. - Posted by: Rhea and Scott Stevens (Friends ) on: Jun 18, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Lynn McNicholl (Old friend ) on: Jun 18, 2019

  • My condolences to all the Walker family right now in their time of loss. I enjoyed hanging out with the family and especially the infectious laughter of Craig. Keep making everyone laugh in your resting place friend. - Posted by: Angela Chapdelaine (Friend) on: Jun 17, 2019

  • Forty five years flew by buddy. From grade six, throwing ice chunks at things we shouldn't have been throwing at, to enjoying fishing trips with our sons, I will forever remember you Craig. You never forgot how to be young. Your natural affinity for kids was rare. As sad as I am at your departure, I can't help but remember times that made me and others laugh to the extreme. You were one of a kind brother. There will never be another. My sincerest condolences Debbie, Brittany, Brenden, and Brooke for your loss. Dino, Brenda, Alex & Morgan Venesia - Posted by: Dino Venesia (Friend) on: Jun 17, 2019

  • Always enjoyed stopping at Walkers - great burgers - best butter tarts ever - bought 20 at a time! Enjoyed talking to Craig - quite a character! By the way Squash Club is on Stradbrook. Not Sherbrook. - Posted by: Kelly (Walker's customer) on: Jun 16, 2019

  • Craig made every person who walked on to the property for something to eat or take to the cottage or home, feel special. He was one of the “good guys”. He will be missed by countless travelling Manitobans. - Posted by: Elizabeth Dorey (Customer) on: Jun 15, 2019

  • Thinking of you all. Keep those memories alive. - Posted by: Yvonne Neufeld (Friend) on: Jun 15, 2019

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