Walter was born on September 8, 1939 and passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his mother, father, three sisters and one brother.
Left to lovingly cherish the memory of this great man are his wife of 56 years, Linda, his daughter Lori (Jacob) and son, Lorne (Liane) and his grandchildren Kieran (Amanda), Ailis (Keith), Orla, Niamh, Bailey and Deacon and great grandchild, Arielle. He also leaves behind his unofficial adopted family Joe, Laura, Olivia and Noah Letourneau.
Walter gave his heart to Jesus in 1973. Through the years be became a servant of God, serving as Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. In addition to this, he gave his time as a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He brought several messages for services filling in for vacationing pastors. He also worked selflessly on various projects at the Marysville Church including a new church addition.
He was a person who gave of his time with various organizations including the Forest Wardens, Fire Department of Marysville and the Lions Club, the Kimberley Credit Union and Kootenay Savings Credit Union for multiple elected terms.
Walter had several jobs over the years including digging ditches, various paper routes, meat cutter and Produce Manager at Craig’s Meat Market, as well learned electrical at Marysville Electrical.
He was employed by Cominco Inc. until 1996 after 30 years of work. Once he retired he enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and woodworking making beautiful bowls, picture frames and trays.
A private memorial service to celebrate Walter’s life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Bottcher Walter Frederick September 8 1939
May 25 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Cranbrook, Province: Colombie britanique