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Wynn William Walker

March 18, 1947 - February 12, 2015

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Wynn passed away at age 67 after a courageous 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away peacefully in his home on February 12, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born on March 18, 1947 in New Westminster, BC to Mildred and James Walker, Wynn was the eldest of 3 children. At the age of 6, Wynn began to cultivate his entrepreneurial spirit by selling berries at the side of the road.  During his teen years he attended Killarney secondary school and worked at Douglas plywood mill on Annacis Island. In 1969 Wynn operated a salvage mill on Burn Road in Burnaby, B.C and then in 1974 bought a small sawmill in Ruskin B.C.  Over the past 40 years, the business has grown to include 3 mills known today as The Waldun Group which is known worldwide as one of the most successful cedar shake & shingle manufacturers. Wynn realized his dream to see the business grow and spent much of his life dedicated to the business.  Wynn spent over 50 years enjoying the beach at Boundary Bay and Point Roberts where he as a boy, spent every summer – and would then grow up to watch his boys enjoy the beach and explore the clay cliffs.
Wynn enjoyed taking “quick” day trips and had a love for classic cars. He loved to swim and putter in his vegetable garden.  He will always be remembered for his spectacular light display every christmas.  Wynn is survived by his mother Mildred Walker and his loving wife, Tracey Walker, brothers: Brett (Marcia) Walker and Tipp (Colleen) Walker. His legacy will live on through his children, Clayton (Anita) Walker, Curtis (Loni) Walker, Colin (Rebecca) Walker, step-daughter Jessica (Tyler) Wierzioch, his 11 grandchildren: Jacob, Paige, Anika, Nolan, Carter, Kash, Westin, Kate, Klade, Johanna, and Emma as well as his two nieces: Holly and Hillary Walker.  The family would like to thank Dr. Shuel and the palliative care nursing team that provided exceptional support to allow Wynn to stay in his home. Donations can be made to the cancer society in Wynn's memory. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild or friend. Time waits for no one. Memorial service will be held Saturday February 28, 2015 at 1pm at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, Mission B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bakerviewcrematorium.com
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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Nigel Walker

very sad this morning opening the paper and reading about Wynn’s passing. I met Wynn apox 12 years ago while designing their addition to the office building. He was always a welcoming person. He was eager to tour me through the mill as well as describe in detail what all of the functions of the massive equipment were. You could tell he was proud of his business,employees and partners. He will be missed by the community his family and friends. Rest in peace my friend.

From: Damian, Vivian, Amber & Joshua Searwar

Our heartfelt condolences to Tracy and family. So sorry to hear of Wynn’s passing. He was a generous man and a wonderful neighbour, often seen driving around, checking out the safety of the neighbourhood. In summer, Wynn never hesitated to offer to our kids, Amber and Joshua (and their friends) to swim in his backyard pool. Your kindness will not be forgotten. You will be sadly missed.

From: Lynne Christensen

On behalf of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau, we would all like to express our most sincere condolences in regards to your family’s loss. Wynn was an integral part of the cedar shake and shingle industry. His determination and hard work helped build a wonderful legacy. Please take comfort knowing that your family and friends are all thinking of you at this difficult time.
Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
Lynne Christensen, Director of Operations

From: Robert Sandve

It is people like Wynn that made our industry unique and such a pleasure to be involved in. He showed what a person can do with hard work, a handshake & the desire to help others. My condolences to the family, Wynn will be missed by all those who knew him.

From: Dana Henry

Wynn was one of the most loving, caring, genuine people that I had the pleasure of knowing. I have a lot of great memories of him that I will always hold close to my heart. He was one to do everything to the extreme, and made a lot of people smile. I am very fortunate that he spent his last years with my dear friend Tracey. RIP my friend until we meet again.

From: Tina and Robert Standen

Brett and Marcia, Our prayers are with you both during this sad time for your entire family. Our thoughts are with you as you remember your brother. Love Tina and Bob

From: Lyle and Mary Ann O'Donnell

Very sorry Curtis and family in reading of the passing of your Dad. You are a fine example of his teachings. Keep up the good work.

From: The Bordignon Family

On behalf of my mom, Sheila, brothers Jeff and Dennis, and sister, Mary, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mildred, Tipp, Brett, and their families. The Walkers were long time Killarney neighbours. Our thoughts are with you.

Tony Bordignon

From: Ryan Furtado

I want to send my prayers and thoughts to the whole Walker family during this tough time. Wynn was one of a kind and a real legend in the WRC industry. He will be greatly missed. A true gentleman. Curtis please let me know if I can be of any help during this tough time. Ryan Furtado

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 28, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Cedar Valley Mennonite Church
32860 Cherry Ave
Mission, BC Canada V2V 2T9

32860 Cherry Ave
Mission, BC Canada V2V 2T9

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