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Born: Jan 23, 1933

Date of Passing: Feb 08, 2021

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January 23, 1933 - February 8, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter at Pinawa Hospital at the age of 88 years.
He leaves to mourn his wife Mavis, of 67 years of marriage, one son Darwin (Donna), two grandsons, Justin (Francesca) and Jeffrey (Felicia); two great-grandsons, Jaxon and Jace; his sisters, Josie (Steve), and Jean; brother Ronald (Dorothy), and sister-in-law Annette. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, his best friend Beverly and his pet Chippy.
Walter was predeceased by his dear son Blaine, mother Tillie and father Michael, brother James and brother-in-law George.
Walter farmed most of his life and in later years was employed by the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet as a grader operator. He retired in 1997 after becoming ill. He enjoyed small engine mechanics and outdoor life until his illness kept him immobile. In his later years he did woodworking in the basement of his home. Some of his work could be seen at the Lac du Bonnet museum and the Anglican Historical Museum where he was a member. He was also a member of the Wildlife Association.
He could be seen scooting around town on his scooter, especially at the dock to meet his friends. His pastime was taming his goose and feeding his pet chipmunks.
We would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors at the Pinawa Hospital who took good care of Walter in his final days.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Walter will be laid to rest at the Lac du Bonnet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and leave condolences by visiting Walter's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • We meet Mavis and Walter when we first moved to L D B in 1974 . We both have very fond memories of the times we spent with both of you. Walter was a great friend and him and I and the group had so many unforgettable times in the Moose camp, on fishing trips and more fun than can be talked about on our bonspiel getaways. We still talk about the good times. Thank You for being a good friend and rest in peace - Posted by: Fred and Lois Byron (Friends) on: Feb 16, 2021

  • Walter fixed go-carts so Justin and Jeff (and adults) could spend many hours on the home made race track. He showed the boys the beauty of the outdoors by taking them boating, fishing, snowmobiling and exploring. I am sure going to miss our visits and chats. - Posted by: Bev Maslow (Family friend) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • Mavis, Darwin, and family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Walter. Our deepest condolences to all of you. You both took Paul and I under your wings when we moved in next door to you. You were like parents to us and we remember all the times we spent with you both. We often talk about you and Walter and how good you both were to us. We will treasure our memories. Take care, Penny and Paul - Posted by: Penny and Paul Collins (Friends ) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • Mr Maslow drove our school bus for many years - and I remember each trip filled with lots of his joking around and plenty of humor. Condolences to The Maslow family. - Posted by: Brenda (Zaretski) Molinski ((neighbor many years ago)) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Darwin and family on your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Sharon Chartier (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He and Mavis were great friends to me when I was stationed in Lac du Bonnet. To say that Walter was a character would be an understatement. He always brought a laugh to me. Throughout my time in Lac du Bonnet, I don't think I ever got him to take his truck keys with him when he parked it to pop in for a beer at the Lakeview. I would check his truck, find them and present them to him in front of his other buddies which embarrassed him to no end. All good fun. I curled with him every winter for many years which was a hoot. RIP Walter. You will be missed. Deepest condolences to you Mavis. Love Pat - Posted by: Patrick Madden (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Walter. He was a great man and always made me feel welcome when visiting from Wpg with Darwin. Always looked forward to seeing Walter and Mavis and he will be missed. - Posted by: Garry Hawkins (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • Maureen and I wish to offer Darwin and the Maslow family our most sincere condolences. May he rest in peace forever. - Posted by: Robert Dryburgh (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

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