1919 – 2013
Walter De Veer was born on December 10, 1919 and passed away on November 7, 2013 at the age of 93.
He was born in Greenland, Manitoba and soon moved to Alberta near Linden. His parents were farmers and so was he. When he was ten, they moved north to Crooked Creek. When war broke out, he went to a CO camp in Jasper and then Vancouver Island.
He later moved to his homestead after marrying Elsie Toews in 1945. He raised dairy cows, pure-bred chickens and finally beef cows. He had two kids: Gilbert and Connie. In 1965, he and Elsie did a mission stay in Brazil and upon their return, they bought a home in Grande Prairie and then a farm in Beaverlodge. Walter went to work in the local sawmill and pulp mill then onto industrial millwrighting.
In 1982, he retired and bought a bungalow in Armstrong , B.C and later moved to a townhouse down the street. He brought his young filly from Alberta to ride around town and even into the pub for a pint.
In 2005, Elsie passed away and a year later he married Viola, moving to a small house in Enderby. He had a few health issues such as a broken leg and ribs while riding his scooter around town. He was always a strong man, used to achieving his tasks going back to farming. Elsie’s pet peeve was that he was the go-to man for many of the neighbours who needed his time. He loved the Lord and followed his will as best he could and looked forward to going home.
A Memorial Service for Walter will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 at the Enderby Drill Hall (Hwy 97A, Enderby , BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866