Funeral Service

10:00 am
Friday, December 29, 2017
St. Nicholas UC Church
737 Bannerman Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Holy Family Cemetery
4355 Main Street
West St Paul, Manitoba, Canada


October 11, 1935 - December 21, 2017

Walter passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017 at Seven Oaks General Hospital.

Walter was born in 1935, the youngest child of a Ukrainian homesteader family in Sylvan, Manitoba. He grew up on the farm and attended Sylvan Glade School. In 1964, Walter began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1978 he joined VIA Rail and spent many years working on the rails across Canada. After retiring in 1998, he enjoyed spending time at the family cottage, taking vacations ranging from day trips to overseas journeys, and participating in church organizations. His was an active retirement until health problems began to mount in later years and forced him to slow down.

In 1973, Walter married Krystyna and in 1979, their son Walter Jr. was born. Walter became a proud grandfather in 2013 with the birth of Henry. This was followed by the birth of a granddaughter, Stella, in 2015.

Walter was a quiet, gentle soul. He was a man of deep faith and he took great comfort in the words of Bible. He will be lovingly remembered as a kind person and a truly devoted family man.

Walter was predeceased by his father Michael; by his mother Anastasia; by his brothers John, Metro and Paul; and by his sisters Anne, Mary and Julia. He is survived by his wife Krystyna; by his son Walter and daughter-in-law Candray Mehkary; by his grandchildren Henry and Stella; by his brother Tony; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service officiated by the Basilian Fathers will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Avenue. Interment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery, 4355 Main St, West Saint Paul, Manitoba.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Walter’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba. The family extends its sincere thanks to the physicians, nurses and staff who treated Walter with kindness and compassion during his final year, and to friends and family who lifted Walter's spirits by visiting him regularly.

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