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Date of Passing: Mar 27, 2021

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With much sadness and regret the family of Walter Kapko announces his passing surrounded by family at his home in Sherwood Park, Alberta on Saturday, March 27, 2021, 12 days after his 75th birthday.
Walter was born in Winnipeg and lived his younger years in Transcona until marrying Lorraine. Together Walter and Lorraine had three children, Tanya, Tyler and Bryan. Walter worked for CNR and, in 1993, was transferred to Edmonton where he worked until his retirement in 2000. After retiring he still enjoyed his weekly lunches with his fellow CN retirees, the CN 7. He always looked forward to the weekly visits of family. He also enjoyed travelling, golfing, watching hockey on TV and going to the Oiler's home games.
Walter is survived by his loving family, wife Lorraine, daughter Tanya (Dylan), Tyler (Lori), Bryan (Cassi) and grandchildren, Julia and Nicholas, also many relatives in Canada and US.
The family is grateful for the kind neighbours' prayers, words of encouragement, help and meals. Walter passed away peacefully and we are thankful his suffering is over.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, they can make donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
Friends and family can view our slideshow of Walter on our memorial website:


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • Lorraine we are saddened by the loss of Walter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Diane and John - Posted by: Diane &John Lysak (CNfriend) on: May 02, 2021

  • Lorraine, sorry to hear of Wally's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I will always remember Wally's kind and pleasant demeanor. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family. - Posted by: Linda Levesque (cousin) on: Apr 21, 2021

  • Our Deepest Sympathy Lorraine to you and your family. Your daughter made a beautiful video that will bring lots of wonderful memories you and your family shared over the years. - Posted by: Carol & Norm Ericksen (friend ) on: Apr 19, 2021

  • Our hearts and hugs go to you Lorraine and to your family as we were very saddened to hear of Wally's passing. He was a very friendly, kind hearted and soft spoken fellow and I already miss seeing him pass by our home regularly on a walk around the block with Pappy. I am thankful that our children's friendships brought our families together. May you all feel love and support around you thru these days and know that family and friends always surround you. I also look forward to your stopping by to share a cup of tea anytime. Take care. - Posted by: Elaine and Lorne Burgett (Longtime Neigbors & Friends) on: Apr 14, 2021

  • Lorraine and family, What an amazing legacy Walter has left behind, a big smile and always such a positive outlook on life! Walter was not only a co-worker but a good friend. I always enjoyed CNR lunch gatherings. Sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Ed and Liz Tchir - Posted by: Edward Tchir (CN7/friend) on: Apr 14, 2021

  • A lot of ball hockey at the Pirates and football at the Mapes. Logjoe, nick name. Always with his cousin Ray. School mate for many years in Transcona. Nice guy - Posted by: Blake Dunn (School Mate) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Lorraine and her loving family. I never had the honour of meeting Walter but over the months when he was in distress Lorraine and I kept in touch. Lorraine was a wonderful, loving support to Walter. She made sure that he came home to spend his final days with his beloved family. The love and support they gave Walter gave him peace and comfort in his final moments. Many blessings to all of you. With deepest sympathy. Marianne McInnes - Posted by: Marianne (Friend) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • Lorraine and family - we are so sorry for your loss. Walter was a real gentleman, and was a great member on our team at CN. I really enjoyed our time working together. Walter's quiet demeanor hide his strong talents which helped us out many, many times. He will be missed. Christene & Graham Smart - Posted by: Graham Smart (Friends - CN Family) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • Lorraine, So sorry for your loss. We were happy to have the opportunity to Facetime a few weeks ago with you, Walter and Tanya. We will always remember our camping weekends in Manitoba and our trips to Edmonton to visit. Thinking of you during the difficult time. Pete and Jen - Posted by: Peter and Jennifer Porco (Neighbors/friends from Winnipeg ) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • Lorraine and family, Wilf and I are sorry to hear of Walter's passing. We are sending our love and condolences to you and the Kapko family. Sending big hugs and prayers your way - Posted by: Leona Levesque (Cousin ) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • Dear Lorraine & Family, Walter was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather. When our son was growing up, he became best friends with Tyler and Lorraine & Walter kindly welcomed our son into their family home on a regular basis! May fond memories of happier times ease the sorrow of Walter's beloved family. With Sincere Sympathy, Cathy & Ray Chapelsky - Posted by: Cathy & Ray Chapelsky (Friends) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • I was deeply saddened in reading of Walter's passing. As I sat and drifted into our early years in Transcona, fond memories became visual. Vivid interactions of Walter, his cousin, Ray and I playing baseball, ball hockey, ice hockey and football from the time I was thirteen to age eighteen/nineteen. We were inseparable. We attended Blue Bomber games, went to movies, took in all nite drive-in theatres and thoroughly enjoyed our young boyhood and adulthood experiences. Then as fate would have it, I left Transcona and our friendship and interaction was severed. But what will not be erased or erroded are the wonderful and enjoyable times that Walter left with me. Please accept my sincerest condolences. In Thoughts and Prayers, Frankie De Marchi - Posted by: Frankie De Marchi (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Lorraine: So very sorry to hear of Walter's passing. - Posted by: Sandy Green (friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • We are sorry to hear about Walter and we want to send love to you Lorraine and the family. RIP Walter. - Posted by: Jack and Valerie bona (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • We are so sorry the hear of Walter's passing. We got to share his love of travel with him and Lorraine on our cruise in Europe. - Posted by: Keith and Linda Williams (Wife’s cousin) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • As a child and young boy, I always enjoyed our family visits to Transcona from California, Uncle Walter was like an older brother I never had. He introduced me to hockey and we went to a game by bus on every visit. I will always cherish those memories from Transcona. As an adult, it was always fun visiting with Walter, Lorraine and the kids during our visits to Canada or during their visits to California. I/we will all miss Uncle Walter and pray for God's comfort and peace upon Lorraine and their family. - Posted by: Rick and Nancy Kapko and family (Nephew) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • We remember seeing and chatting with Walter while he was walking your dog! He always had a smile to share! Take care Lorraine, and feel free to call and we can share a coffee! Rest In Peace, Walter - Posted by: Jim and Diane Dundass (Friends/neighbours) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with Loraine and the family. Walter was a kind and caring neighbour who always stop to chat when passing by and will be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Ryan and Pat Thomas (neighbours) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Dear cousin Lorraine and family, Peter and I are so sorry for the loss of Walter and offer our deepest condolences. Sending much love and big hugs! - Posted by: Barbara and Peter Horder (cousin) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Dear Lorraine and family. From my entire family and also from my mom we all pass on a huge hug to you all. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. No words could express our heartfelt condolences to you. Love from Sharon Lussier and family and Auntie Ann. - Posted by: Sharon Lussier (Cousin) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Lorraine and family - So very sorry for your loss. We know how much you will all miss him. The video was a lovely tribute to Walter's life and family. May your memories bring you peace. Stan & Marj Thomson - Posted by: Marj Thomson (neighbor) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Very sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you family during these times. We shared some great memories with your family and will always remember them. - Posted by: Nancy & Rick szyszkowski (Friends) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • With Deepest Sympathy on Walter's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! - Posted by: Janet Lewis Anderson and Bruce Anderson (Friends - CN Family) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Russ and Dorothy Mikolayenko (friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

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