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Born: May 16, 1938
Date of Passing: May 08, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Walter passed away on May 8, 2022 in his home of the last two and a half years at St. Joseph's Residence in Winnipeg. His wife Maureen was by his side.
Walter was born on May 16, 1938. He and Maureen were married 56 years.
Walter was predeceased by his three brothers, Jake, Norman and Scotty, as well as four half-sisters, Susan, Ann, Jean and Olga.
Walter is survived by many relatives, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
We want to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Residence for the care they provided.
In keeping with Walter's wishes, no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Actionmarguerite, St. Joseph's, 1149 Leila Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2P 1S6.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Uncle Lauge had such a kind heart and generous soul. When I was a kid, I remember going on camping trips, learning Ukrainian words, hearing stories of his work with the City of Winnipeg and how he lost his finger (not sure if it was true or not lol). I was about 23 the first time I ever heard him referred to as Walter. I always knew him as Uncle Lauge and it was quite a shock. As an adult, both uncle and auntie Maureen were always there when we needed them. Words can't express the huge impact he had on my sons life. They took Edward on many great adventures and introduced him to hotels and cabins. I will never forget Edward as a little boy walking me down the same path that uncle had taken him on days before to put a penny on the train tracks in Winnipeg Beach. He will be missed greatly. - Posted by: Wendy Gabel (Niece) on: May 17, 2022
Uncle Lauge (Walter) was a wonderful Uncle. He and Auntie Maureen took our family, Steve (Jake) and Mom Frieda along with myself ( Carol) and Bob to Riding Mountain Park one summer. It was a wonderful holiday! Uncle Lauge and Uncle Norm would visit our family often as my Dad took ill early in his life. Uncle Lauge let me use his car for my driver's test. He also let use it to run errands when I was getting married. Uncle Lauge has a big smile and a new story to tell about his work at The City of Winnipeg. He joined in often with Uncle Norm with all of us kids (cousins) in playing games in the back lane with one pin bowling. I remember running to the grocery store to buy him a pack of cigarettes and he let me keep the change so I could buy some candy. He and Auntie remembered us at Christmas with presents! I thought Uncle Lauge looked a little bit like Kirk Douglas!!!! I will miss him. I remember him getting ready for a date with Auntie Maureen. He used a lot of hair spray! Haha. He was a kind person, always hospitable and loved Auntie Maureen so completely. She was the love of his life. On behalf of my brother Bob and myself we offer my sincerest heartfelt sympathies to Auntie Maureen and family. Love. (your niece) Carol Kawaza - Posted by: Carol (Kawaza) on: May 15, 2022
Dear Maureen, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband Walter. - Posted by: Carol Zajac (Acquaintance from St.Joseph's) on: May 15, 2022
My condolences to Maureen and the rest of his friends and family. My family met Walter while he and my father shared a room at the Grace Hospital. - Posted by: Phil Ioculano (Acquaintance) on: May 14, 2022
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