Of Penticton, B.C., went to be with the Lord at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, after a courageous nearly seven-year battle with cancer. He was 83. He was loved by many, touching countless hearts with his music. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Irene, of nearly 62 years; three sons, Harold (Linda), Donald and Glen (Nadine); and grandchildren, Chad, Carol (Konrad) Bell and their daughter, April; Sheena and her two children and Candice; Sean, Troy, Jennifer (Ryan) and their two children, Kalleah and Blake, and Kristy. Walter is survived by his brother Art (Inga) and sister Louise Deglow; he was predeceased by his sister, Martha (George) Fast, and brothers Henry (Vangie) and Rudy Goerzen. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Grace Mennonite Brethren Church in Penticton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church which will then distribute the funds to Reach Beyond and other Christian organizations.
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