Obituary of Walter Schaffer
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Schaffer, formerly of Craik, Saskatchewan. Born in North Southey in 1931, he moved to Regina in 1952, where he met and married the love of his life, Erna Hein. He worked for the CPR until 1965, when he moved out to Craik to farm and where he spent most of the remainder of his life. He is predeceased by his wife Erna; parents Ida and Karl Schaffer; brothers Alfred, Rudy, Herb and by his sisters Leona and Lorraine. Walter leaves to mourn his children, August (Yve), Wanda (Kevin d:2019) Milnes, Melinda (Alan) Yurkowski, Scott (Kathy), Dale (Kelly); numerous grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his sisters, Linda (Paul) Marchand and Hilda (Doug) Dale.
Walter was known for his quiet sense of humor, his gardening skills, hosting corn and wiener roasts, his love of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and his passion for the Toronto Maple Leafs (Go Leafs!). A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to Palliative Care Ward at the Regina Pasqua Hospital would be welcome in lieu of flowers.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Walter
Schaffer 1931 2019..