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Born: May 01, 1936

Date of Passing: Jun 23, 2021

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May 1, 1936 – June 23, 2021

Walter passed away peacefully on June 23, 2021 at the Kildonan Personal Care Home.
He is survived by his loving wife Helen, of 61 years; daughter Sandra (Randy) Douglas; son Garry (Susan) Fast and grandchildren, Lukas (Kelly), Thomas (Adrienne) Nathan (Andris), Carson, Everett, Madison and Caitlyn; great-grandchildren, Nolan, Rory and Ryder. He will be also missed by his sister Leonora (Abe); brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Katy Thiessen; sister-in-law Elsie Thiessen; along with many nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his brother John and brother-in-law Peter.
Walter was born in Winnipeg to John and Katie Fast. The birth of a salesman! The last 35 years he was a Manufacturers rep owning Eastwind Agencies, selling houseware and hardware products. He enjoyed many conventions right across North America. Walter met many friends along the way! The highway to Thunder Bay was a well-worn path driven regularly with his brother-in-law Peter.
Walter met his wife Helen at the North Kildonan Mennonite Church. He was baptized on June 5, 1955. They were married on May 28, 1960. Sandra was born in 1963 and Garry in 1967.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Elmwood Cemetery.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Irene Baron Centre and Kildonan Personal Care Home where he lived over the past five years. Much thanks to Friends Funeral Service for all the arrangements. We are happy Walter is pain free, livin' the good life. He can hang out with his little brother John, brother-in-law Pete, cousins, Ken and Ron.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCC in memory of Walter.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 03, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My condolences. We met at many trade shows during the 70's and 80's and he was always cheerful and uplifting, a fine rep and person. - Posted by: VERN HENRY (acquaintance) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • Got to know Walter during his stay at Kildonan Personal Care Home, always wanting a haircut, the reason his family was coming wanting to look his best especially when his wife was coming to visit. Walter didn't speak much but as well likes listening to music during his visits as well, blessings, rip - Posted by: Deborah Siedleski (Hairdresser ) on: Jul 14, 2021

  • Dear Helen I am so sorry to hear of Walters passing. He was a first class gentleman that I will fondly remember. My sincere sympathy to you and all your family. Lynne - Posted by: Lynne Martin (Friend) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Walter's passing, I have fond memories of him as he joined in at many Edison Properties (Edison Rental Agency) functions over the years that I worked with his wife Helen, he had a great laugh, which I remember well. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Diane Bennett (friend) on: Jul 03, 2021

  • Met Walter mant years ago when I worked for Fort Ignition in Winnipeg. Walter was a professional salesman that loved to talk. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Walter. - Posted by: Barrie Cooke (Old customer of Walter) on: Jul 03, 2021

  • I would like to offer my condolences to Helen, Sandra and Gary. We were neighours for a while many years ago, but I still hear Walter's laugh. I am sure he will be missed. He was a great father to remember. - Posted by: Lawrie G McCaffrey (past neighbour) on: Jul 03, 2021

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