It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our loving husband, father, and friend, Walter, on March 9, 2018, from a courageous battle with cancer.

Walter was born in Ostrzeszewo, Poland on May 29, 1942. It was there he met and married the love of his life Ann in 1965. They began their life together in Winnipeg, MB before moving to Victoria, BC where they happily raised their sons, Andrew and Mark. They enjoyed many trips in the RV, camping, and fishing.

In 1972, Walter began his career in Sears Canada as the Master Tailor. After 36 years at Sears, he retired. His passion was playing the trumpet in the 5 Field Regiment Band from 1974 to 1993. Walter was an active member of the Branch 7 Legion.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife Ann; sons Mark (Leslie) and Andrew; sister Roźa (Jan); and many dear friends.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to all who made Walter’s last few months comfortable.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Thursday,  March 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Joanne Hathaway
    March 15, 2018

    We are so saddened by the loss to your family-Walter was such a loving husband and father to you. Our family is thinking of you at this time. We were grateful to see him before he passed and hope that he is at peace and watching over you . Sending thoughts of love and healing prayers for your family. Much love, Joanne Hathaway {Doug) and Wiktoria and Josef Stec

  • Zdzislaw and Adela Ilowski
    March 14, 2018

    Dear Hania an Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved husband and father. He was a wonderful man, always smiling, friendly and helpful. It was our privilege to have known him. He will be missed by many.

    Best wishes,
    Zdzislaw and Adela Ilowski

  • Ed Kucey
    March 14, 2018

    Walter was my good friend at Sears. He kept me informed of my Polish family and friends. I’m so sorry he left us too soon. Rest in peace my “Polish brother”.

  • Glen and Linda Herriot
    March 14, 2018

    Ann, we are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Walter walking in the neighbourhood. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Maria Iseppi
    March 13, 2018

    So sorry to hear this Mark. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • Aaron
    March 13, 2018

    Mark and family, sorry for your loss. Beautiful write up.

  • Mike Taylor
    March 12, 2018

    So sorry to read this news, Mark…having lost my dad a number of years ago, I’m familiar with the hole that this loss leaves in our lives…my thoughts are with you, my friend, and deepest condolences to all.

  • Keith Loh
    March 12, 2018

    I’m so sorry to read this Mark 🙁 We are so blessed to have great fathers and I feel sad for you and your family.

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