Obituaries

William James Walker

In Loving Memory of

WILLIAM JAMES WALKER

1952-2020

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William (Bill) James Walker on Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 at the age of 68 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

Predeceased by his father Jim, left to mourn Bill is his wife and best friend of 22 years Doris; his loving mother Gerry; son Jeff (Kim); daughter Sarah Craine (Mat); sister Sandra Fogg (Doug); step-daughter Misty Fraser; stepsons Steven Power (Jen) and Kevin Power (Crystal); granddaughter Olivia James Craine whom he adored; along with step-grandchildren Christine, Bailee, Rebecca, Alicia, Justin, Jordan and Julianna and step great granddaughters Sophia, Adalynn, and Scarlett.

Bill was born and raised in Winnipeg where much of his teenage years were spent at band practice, which later formed into the band “We Three”. As Bill would say, being a responsible adult, he gave up the band for a “real” job. Bill spent most of his career as the Credit Manager for B.A. Robinson where he retired after 25 years of service. Bill never lost his passion for music and loved singing and playing guitar whenever the family would be gathered together.

Following in his Dad’s footsteps, Bill was known as one of the “fix it guys” for many who loved him including his family, friends and neighbours. Bill’s other passions included golfing and camping where he could enjoy the solitude of nature.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital, especially the team in the ICU, for their kindness, compassion and caring during this most difficult time.

A celebration of life will be held in Bill’s honour at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, if you so wish, a donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

“A life well lived…”