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Born: Feb 22, 1930
Date of Passing: Dec 05, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Walter married Jean Romas in 1956 and together they had one daughter Colleen. Walter owned and operated his own company, Parkland Windows until he retired. After his retirement, Walter opened his restaurant, Neighbour's Café in Transcona.
Walter then moved back to Gilbert Plains where he and his identical twin brother Steve built his house on Main Street. He was an active member of the community and spent several years on town council. He was a member of the drop-in center where he spent time playing pool.
Walter was an avid hunter, fisher and liked to spend his time curling. Walter loved to cook. Walter also travelled after retirement to Jamaica, Barbados and Mexico.
Water was predeceased by his wife Jean, his parents, and brothers, Bill, Matt, Mike, Steve and John, along with his sisters, Mary, Lil, Rose and Elsie.
Walter is survived by his daughter Colleen and husband Deryl; granddaughters, Carolynne, Ashley and husband Ben, and Kimberley and husband Steven; great-granddaughter Crystal; great-grandsons, Aidan, Liam, Carmine, Landon and Callen; and great-great-granddaughter Katie.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sandra Clark and the staff at the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home where Walter was lovingly cared for.
In keeping with Walter's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Gilbert Plains Drop-In Centre or the Gilbert Plains Health Centre Recreation Department.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
March 25 2021, I found out my dear friend Walter had passed away. I started off as a window installer in 1980, and Walter was the fellow I was to apprentice with (6 weeks). He was so full of energy, smart, hard working, I would have been 25 and Walter would have been 50. We worked together for about 10 years before he went completely on his own, loved how he drove from one job to the next, 1 foot on the brake and one foot on the gas, no time to waste there was work to be done! Walter said "you build that glass rack for your truck like mine and you'll never regret it". I took his word for it and did as he said, yes, its a flawless design I've had for 41 years. Walters gift to me. Thank you! He could work me under the table any time ... he was just that good. So here we are 41 years later. my friend Walter lived to 90, proof that hard work never killed anyone, in fact made them last longer. Rest in peace my friend. I will always keep you in my mind as one who was such a good example, we need more like you Walter! My most sincere condolences to Colleen and all extended family. Ray Andrejowich - Posted by: Raymond Andrejowich (former co worker window installer ) on: Mar 26, 2021
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Walter. We first got to know him in Transcona at the coffee shop he eventually took over. He was fun, full of energy, and generous to a fault. We last visited him at the care home in the summer of 2019. When we called to ask if we might drop in, he immediately answered, "Well why not?" His wit, warmth and quick smile will stay with us always as will our memories of "Friday nights at the coffee shop." Steve and Denise McNally - Posted by: Steve and Denise McNally (Friends) on: Dec 12, 2020
Had the pleasure of getting to know Walter, Jean & family back in the 70's & 80's. We curled together with the Elmwood Legion out of the Elmwood Curling Club. We also did some hunting together. Walter was a generous & fun loving man. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. - Posted by: jerry maryniuk (Friend.) on: Dec 12, 2020
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