Dad was born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. He left school in grade 6 to help his family on the farm. He moved to BC in 1948. He worked driving CAT in Alice Arm and Prince Rupert before moving to Burns Lake in 1951 and buying the taxi business.
He Drove school bus for 28 years. He loved to curl and was a fierce competitor. He played fastball in Burns Lake for many years. He was an avid fisherman and spent many summers fishing at Ootsa Lake and had many winning entries in the Ootsa Lake fishing derby. Dad also enjoyed hunting, berry picking and dancing. He was a man of firm opinions, you always knew what Dad was thinking. He was generous, kind and fun loving. He loved the town of Burns Lake and was very proud to call Burns Lake his home.
He leaves behind his loving wife Rita, son David (Patti), daughters Brenda (Stewart) and Bernice (Lenard), 5 grandchildren and 4.5 great grandchildren.
Donations may be made in Wally’s memory to the Legion, Branch #50, Burns Lake.