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Date of Passing: Aug 20, 2019

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Stefani "Stella" (nee Delawski) on August 20, 2019 and Walter on August 26, 2019.
Walter and Stella are survived by their son Alan (Elaine), daughter Astrid/Dorothy Ahlgren and grandson Ross Franklin.
Walter and Stella were married in 1949 in Longlac, Northwestern Ontario. They moved to Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) in 1957 and ultimately to Winnipeg in 1967, where they remained until their passing.
Stella began her secretarial career in the Canadian Army during 1944 to 1945 and after her discharge moved to Longlac. After moving to Port Arthur, Stella worked at the YM/YWCA and then continued her career in Winnipeg at Vincent Massey Collegiate, Acadia Junior High, the Fort Garry School Board and Canada Fisheries until her retirement.
Walter worked on the tugboats hauling logs on Long Lake until he accepted a position at Powell Equipment, the local Caterpillar dealer in Port Arthur. The career move precipitated the transfer from Longlac, and then to Winnipeg. Walter worked for Powell until his retirement.
Walter and Stella enjoyed their travels with friends and family, including numerous ocean cruises. When at home, Stella enjoyed sewing, engaged in many bridge games with her friends, and could often be seen tending her flower and vegetable gardens. Walter enjoyed the time in his workshop where he was adept at lathework, making children's toys and a masterful loom.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Walter and Stella's many friends for their support over the past several years. Thank you to the staff at Deer Lodge Centre, Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, Cornish 2 at the Misericordia Health Centre and Victoria General Hospital for the care and compassion extended to Walter and Stella, as well as their son.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019, Sep 28, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I had the pleasure of working with Walter at Powell Equipment. He was in Inventory Control and I remember well at the beginning of my position there misplacing a portion of his Parts order to Caterpillar. I was nervous to bring it to his attention and when I did he gave me a serious look above his glass frames and thanked me for my honesty. His kindness, work ethic and friendship lasted until he retired. I met his lovely wife when he was helping my husband with an oak table he was attempting to build. Walter was always helpful, meticulous and patient. His love and admiration for his wife and family were always evident. He talked of them always. My deepest condolences. Debbie Kolaski - Posted by: Debbie Kolaski (Co-Worker) on: Sep 28, 2019

  • My sincere condolence, Hans Kern - Posted by: Hans Kern (friend) on: Sep 22, 2019

  • I am very saddened to hear about the passing of your Mom and Dad. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and Dorothy. Your parents were such wonderful, kind and considerate people, beyond measure. I have very fond memories of your Mom's great cooking, knitting and gardening and your Dad's gentleness and craftsmanship in carpentry. I consider myself very privileged to have known them. Kathie Wong - Posted by: Katherine Wong (Friend of Alan) on: Sep 21, 2019

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