Walter Thomas Findell
February 29, 1928 ~ April 30, 2012
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Walter Thomas Findell announces his passing on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Cranbrook, BC at 84 years of age.
Walter was born on February 29, 1928 in Lewisville, NB. He was raised in and around Moncton, NB. It was in Moncton also, that he met and married Violet, the love of his life. He was a dedicated father and they cherished the privilege of raising their three children.
Walter had a varied work experience that included working in the round-house for Canadian National Railroad. Later, as a big rig truck driver he covered many highway miles in nearly every province of Canada. Walter was a natural with anything mechanical – this trait served him well when he became a logger and mill owner. He enjoyed the great out of doors, and pursued his hobby of placer mining whenever possible.
Walter will be remembered for his great sense of humour, and zest for life. He enjoyed his Bible reading, but in the last few years, as his vision deteriorated, you would often see him struggling as he tried to read it with his magnifying glass. He remained a committed Christian to the end.
He was predeceased by his parents Sanford and Clara Findell, and his sisters Muriel Robertson and Evelyn Paisley.
Walter is survived by Violet, his loving and committed wife of 52 years; his daughter Merlo (Clyde) Franklin, granddaughter Kayla (Jeremy) Geisinger, grandson Tyler Franklin; his son Mel Findell, granddaughter Jazmine Findell, grandson Jake Findell; and his daughter Mryna (Chris) Everett.
A Celebration of his Life was held at
Creston Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday May 19, 2012 with Pastor Molina officiating.
A private interment will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations in honour of Walter may be made to: A.D.R.A Canada, 1148 King Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 1H8 or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com