Born in Manitoba, Wally came to the Cariboo as a teenager. His travels took him from being a cowboy in the Chilcotin, logging outfits from Kersley to Tatlayoka Lake. He worked at an ornamental iron shop in the early sixties, before going to work in the sawmills. He retired from Lignums as a millwright in 1991.
When he wasn’t busy working on a project in his shop, he enjoyed relaxing at their cabin on Horsefly Lake.
He never hesitated to help someone in need of his assistance. This lead to many friendships and storytelling sessions.
He was an avid reader and local history buff.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Vivienne. Six children, Lance (Nancy), Dave (Deb), Wayne, Vic (Barb), Dale (Terry), Shelley (Sid). Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
We would like to thank the staff at Cariboo Memorial Hospital and Deni House for your compassion and care.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.