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Born: May 17, 1922

Date of Passing: Feb 16, 2021

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Peacefully, on February 16, 2021, at the age of 98, at the Arborg Personal Care Home, Walter James Charney passed away.
Walter was born May 17, 1922 in a log home in Ledwyn, MB to Gregor and Helena Charney. He was predeceased by his wife Louise (Eyjolfson). Walter was the last surviving of his siblings, Francis, Mike, Kenneth, Luke, Olga, Sally, Joe, Louis, and Rosie. He will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours, especially the Tymoshchuks and Lupkys.
Uncle Walter was a quiet, gentle, hardworking man. He was one of the founding board members of the Riverton Co-op, served on the Riverton Credit Union board as well as numerous local committees. In his early years he cut pulp, fished, freighted, and worked on threshing crews. Teaming up with his brother Louis, "The Boys" as they were known as, successfully built a mixed farming operation. After Louis' passing Walter continued farming until he was in his early 90s.
A few years ago, health challenges necessitated his moving to the Arborg Personal Care home. Our family is grateful for the kindness and gentle care provided to Walter there.
Walter was a lifelong member of the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Ledwyn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. John the Baptist Cemetery Fund, Box 1218, Arborg, MB R0C 0A0.
Due to current Covid restrictions a family graveside service has taken place and there will be no formal celebration.

Rest in Peace, dear Walter.

MacKenzie Funeral Home
1 800 467 0024

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

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