Walter grew up in a loving family and in MB church community in Springstein and Brandon, Man. He accepted Jesus as Saviour at 15. In 1946, the family relocated to St. Catharines, Ont., and initially Walter worked with his father building houses. During the following years, he worked for several local firms in the building and wholesale hardware industry, serving as general manager for many years before retirement. Walter and Martha married Sept. 5, 1959, and welcomed three daughters, Wendy, Karen, and Lorraine. Over the years, their family expanded to include two sons-in-law and two treasured grandsons. Fairview MB Church was their church home, and Tabor Manor became their home community in 2001. Walter always had a wonderful smile, a thoughtful word, and a humorous tidbit to share. He was known for his deep faith in the Lord, his kindness and willingness to help wherever he could, and his devoted care for Martha. Walter loved photography, puzzles, spending time at the Welland Canal and local airport, and meeting with his coffee groups. Even at 90, he could still beat his kids at Scrabble!