WALKER, Henry Lewis
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Henry Lewis Walker on February 7, 2009 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, his sons, Darryl and Shawn at his side.
Henry was born March 9, 1929 in Tate, Saskatchewan. He was a hard working man with many trades and talents. Early in his life he worked as a farm hand and bought grain for the Wheat Pool. He became a journeyman automotive mechanic and later a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. In 1963 he moved to Ladysmith with his wife and young family where he worked as a mechanic and millwright at various are mills. Henry also worked as a millwright and welder for Purity Feeds in Kamloops for several years before returning to Ladysmith in 1985. He had an air brake endorsement and was a trained First Aider. Henry jockeyed horses, curled, played hockey, and square danced. He was a dedicated curling and hockey fan and was a loyal Canucks fan to the end. He served on the Board of the Ladysmith and District Credit Union in the 1970’s. Henry was a Mason and member of the St. John’s Lodge in Ladysmith for many years. He will be sadly missed and long remembered by his aunt Marion Harylock of Kelowna, sisters Elaine Eggleton of Regina, and Etta (Cecil) Scott of Kelowna, sons: Darryl (Denise) Walker of Kamloops, Myron Walker and Jim Walker, both of Nanaimo, and Shawn (Barb) Walker of Victoria, 5 granddaughters, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, his extended family and very dear friends, some of whom he thought of as family. Memorial Service to be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 14th, at Eagles Hall, Ladysmith. Telford’s Memorial Service in charge of arrangements.
Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial