March 12, 1923 ~ August 27, 2010
The family of Clifford Walker would like to announce the passing of their father on August 27, 2010.
Cliff was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario on March 12, 1923. Very early on he became involved in hard and humble work and sports.
At the outbreak of the war he joined Ontario’s Algonquin Regiment in the Canadian Army and he was sent to Europe where he saw real action. He was taken prisoner and after a forced march, in which he had to carry an injured comrade in a wheelbarrow, he spent two years as a P.O.W. He was so proud and fond of the Algonquins.
After the war, Cliff married June Hutton in Toronto and had three children. Cliff went to work for Carling O’Keefe Brewery, a career of good beer that took them to Vancouver, Regina, Calgary, Creston and New Westminster. He was always a sports fan and enjoyed coaching hockey and baseball.
When Cliff retired from brewing, he continued his volunteer charitable works, which at one time included being president of BC Long Term Care Services. Cliff and June enjoyed a holiday home in Harrison Hot Springs and eventually retired to Creston. Here Cliff enjoyed fellowship at Rotary, Brewery functions, gardening and the Craft Intarsia.
Cliff was predeceased by his wife June in 2009.
He will be lovingly remembered by his three children; Maureen (Adrian) Gidluck, Stan (Marina) and Ken (Sandi); four grandchildren and six great-granddaughters.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute and Creston Valley Rotary Honour Guard.
Interment of Ashes to follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund – Branch # 29, P.O. Box 135, Creston BC V0B 1G0.