Died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2016 in London, Ontario. Survived by his beloved wife, Ruth, of 66 years and by his son Alex (Marjy), daughter Jane (Tim) and grandchildren (Ben, Ian, Arden, Graham, Courtney, Fraser, Emily and Holly). Predeceased by his son Doug (Nancy), sisters Maxie and Wendy; survived by sister Sally (Peter) and nieces and nephews.
Born in Toronto on Sept. 17, 1925, Walt worked most of his career with Upjohn Company in Don Mills; then 11 years in Puerto Rico where he and Ruth had many great times and made life-long friends; and four years in Kalamazoo. After Walt retired, he and Ruth moved back to Ontario, living mostly in St. Marys. An eclectic and eternal reader, he also loved his time as a volunteer at the St. Marys library. Walt was an avid and knowledgeable bird watcher, traveling with Ruth to see new and exotic species. His recall of information on any subject was a family legend.
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