Rupert Henry Gerald (Walt) WALTON

Born May 17, 1915 in Summerland, BC. Died January 31, 2006 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Walt was raised in Summerland and Webster’s Corner, BC. He worked on tugs and packers before and after WWII. In 1941, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed at Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island where he worked as chief engineer and skipper on the crash boats that rescued pilots from downed aircraft. In 1946, he married Winnafred

Laban, in Alert Bay and moved to Hammond, BC where he worked at the BCFP sawmill. In 1957, he transferred to the Crofton BCFP pulp mill and worked there until 1979. Rupert was a dedicated member of the Crofton-Westholme All Saints Anglican Church serving as warden and overseeing building and grounds maintenance, and helping with altar guild, church socials and many other activities. He also was a member of the Chemainus Legion, the Chemainus Rod and Gun, the Green Mountain Ski Club and the Crofton Community Centre, assisting with community events. An avid outdoorsman, Walt loved fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. Walt is survived by his wife of 60 years Winnafred; brother Howard (Kay) Walton of Port Alberni; son Hugh (Jane) and granddaughters Patricia and Barbara of Chemainus; son Bruce (Donna) of Crofton and nieces and nephews. A wonderful, kind grandfather, he will be greatly missed. The family expresses thanks to the CHC staff for their many kindnesses. A Funeral Service was held at All Saints

Anglican Church Crofton, 1517 Joan Street, Crofton, BC on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Chemainus Cemetery followed the reception. Condolences may be offered at www.sands-funeral.com


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