FIDLER, Walter Donald
Donald Walter Fidler of Ladysmith, B.C. passed away in the Nanaimo Regional Hospital on February 25, 2015 at the age of 94.
Survived by his wife Jean Stewart, his daughter Darlene (Tom); Tim (Brandy) and Kim (Sandy) and daughter-in-law Glynnis; grandchildren Chad (Michelle), Kyle (Andra), Laine (Ryleigh), Drew (Shawn); great-grandchildren Bren, Shana, Ella and Max as well as Jean’s children Debra (Peter), George (Susana), Marie, and many other relatives and friends.
Walter served in the Army, and during WWll worked as a dispatch rider, spending a large portion of his time in Italy, during this time he was known to his friends as “Fid”. He was wounded in 1944 and returned to Selkirk to work at the Manitoba Rolling Mills for forty-three years.
Walter was an avid fisherman, golfer and storyteller. Walter and Jean enjoyed the local casinos. He had been a member of the Legion for over fifty years and had attended many functions at the Seniors Centre in Ladysmith including crib games.
Walter will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to family and friends.
Walter’s family would like to say a special thank you to Joe and Fran, Brenda, Max and Gail, as well as Bob for the endless care, compassion and support during the past year. We would also like to thank the Legion #171 for arranging rides and visitors during Walter’s time in the hospital.
Thank you to the Nanaimo Regional Hospital for the care he received by the ER, 3rd Floor, and Palliative Care Staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Legion.
Celebration of Life service was held at the
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #171, Ladysmith, B.C.
on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
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