PAINE, Walter George passed away peacefully on Aug. 14, 2008 at Bastion Place,
Salmon Arm, BC at age 97.
Walter was born July 9, 1911 at the family home in Harpole, England. He immigrated
to Canada in 1927 at age 16 to join his four older brothers at Drayton Valley, AB. After
working at homesteading and harvesting, he moved to Ontario where he married his
fifi rst wife, Margaret. He worked there as a landscaper at the Parliament Buildings in
Ottawa. During World War II he worked on the Alaska Highway. He lived in various
parts of Canada.
Walter was predeceased by three wives, Margaret, Evadna and Muriel also four brothers
and four sisters. He is survived by his sister Evelyn Billingham and brother Aubrey Paine
both of Harpole, England also numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and England.
Walter loved gardening, playing piano and organ, painting and the outdoors. He walked
everywhere and could often be seen at the mall chatting with anyone who had the time.
He took up painting and played honky tonk tunes on the organ where he lived at Clover
Court prior to going to Bastion Place. He participated in the outings and activities in
Bastion and was active and enjoyed people until the last week of his life.
Special thanks to the staff at Bastion Place for their loving care they gave Walter
whom they referred to as “quite a character”. Also thanks to Wendy Gosselin and
Peter Green who were there to take him on outings and for fifi sh & chips
which he loved so much.
There will be a memorial service for Walter on September 18, 2008 at
2:00 p.m. at Bastion Place. In lieu of flfl owers, memorial donations may
be made to the Recreation Department at Bastion Place.
For further information, call Margaret at 250 838-6014.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES
& CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129,
condolences fifi email@example.com.
Walter George PAINE
July 9, 1911 – August 14, 2008