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Walter (Walt) passed away peacefully after a short illness Sunday morning, March 4th, in Cowichan District Hospital.

He retired from his well known business, Walt’s Drive-In, in 1994. He was active until diagnosed in early December. Walt spent his last years enjoying his workshop, woodworking and running his mill with his buddy Archie.

He was a life-long member of the Lake Cowichan Seniors’ Centre. He enjoyed playing in the band every Thursday.

Walter was blessed with a wonderful family and loved his family dearly. He leaves to mourn: his wife Sylvia, son Tim (Laura) and grandchildren Brittany, Connor and Kellee; his brother Harry (Verna) and family, his sister Ellen Johnson and family and Faye’s and Sharon’s families; his mother-in-law Opal Tenny, his sister-in-law Sharon (Gary) Carpentier, brother-in-law Joe DeBodt (Darlene) and Denise and Daryle and their families; Dale and Gary and their families and many other family members.

Thank you to Dr. P. Postuk, Dr. Willie Pewarchuk, nursing staff and rehab-workers at Cowichan District Hospital, nurses and home care workers and the Red Cross Cupboard. Also thank you to friends and family for visits, food, phone calls, flowers, cards and prayers. Special thanks to Tim and Laura, Faye and Doug, Sharron and Gary, Joe and Darlene, Sharron and Paul and all his friends.

He will be dearly missed. There will be no service by Walter’s request.

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