It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Walter Louis Heichert on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at the Vernon Hospice House. He was born in Fenwood, Saskatchewan on August 11, 1917.
“Wally” was predeceased by his wife Louise and daughter Susan. He is survived by his son Craig Heichert (wife Lynne) of Vancouver and daughter Judy Vandervoort (husband Don) of Langley. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He leaves behind three sisters: Helen Young of Vancouver, Evelyn Gillespie of Summerland and Anne Kopp (husband Bill) who lives in Canterbury Court in Vernon.
Wally served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy as 1st Petty Officer. The last six years of his life were enjoyed at Canterbury Court where he was so loved and will be missed. He was so truly appreciated for his photography talents, willingness to help anyone, huge heart and hearty laugh taht he was awarded “Resident of the Year” for 2009 at Canterbury Court.
At Walter’s request there will be no service.
As Wally always said “Ta Ta for now!”