1926 ~ WALKER ~ 2013

Posted: April 23rd, 2013

Mr. Erwin “Elvin” Walker, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Walker of Medicine Hat, formerly of Hilda, passed away on Friday, April 19th, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Elvin also leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Carol (Peter) Davick of Wetaskiwin, Diane (Gary) Weiss of Medicine Hat, and June (Ivan) Schick of Elkwater; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Vern Andersen of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Elvin was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Magdelina Walker; his mother and father-in-law, James and Marianne (nee Sorensen) Andersen; two brothers, Ralph (Martha) Walker and Ed (Martha) Walker; and three sisters, Martha (Charles) Angle, Freida (Andy) Stickel, and Esther (Ben) Sulz; and one brother-in-law, Ronald (Mary) (nee Martin) Andersen. Elvin was born in Medicine Hat on January 1st, 1926, but was raised and educated northwest of Hilda. He met Mary while she was teaching at a country school in 1945 and they were married on July 3rd, 1947 in Medicine Hat. They made their home on the family homestead northwest of Hilda until retirement to Medicine Hat in December of 1996. Elvin loved farming and ranching especially his cattle and horses. His hobbies were mainly hunting and music and in his younger years he actually had a band. He will always be remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at WUERFEL AUDITORIUM on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held in WUERFEL AUDITORIUM, 1720 Bell Street SW, on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Herb Bachler and Pastor Emil Krause, co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Elvin’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2, or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Erwin Walker. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Tuesday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. leona kirk says:

    sorry to hear of your loss in the family

  2. Jerry and Sharon says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Elvins passing. Our hearts go out to the entire family at this most difficult of times. Sorry we won’t be able to attend the service, but be assured we will be thinking of you. We hold you all lovingly in our hearts at this sad time.
    Love to All
    Jerry and Sharon Schock

  3. dawn says:

    Please accept our most deepest sympathy for your loss. John3:16 says God longs to see humans living forever, never having to part from those we love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Lyle & Annemari says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of ou all at this time.

  5. Ashley Bartsch says:

    Dearest June:

    My deepest sympathies on your Dad’s passing. I remember when we worked together you would often share stories about him. I enjoyed caring for him for the short time he lived at Riverview. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. God be with you. Your Dad is among the angels now.

    -Ashley Bartsch

  6. Della Burkitt says:

    Sending my deepest condolences. Loved him like an uncle, and he was one of the greats!

  7. Della Burkitt says:

    Sorry for you lose. He was definately one of the greats!

  8. Debi & Jonas Biffert says:

    Carol and family, we are extremely saddened in hearing about the loss of your dad, husband, uncle, brother, and friend. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings and hugs to all of you in your time of mourning.

    Jonas and Debi Biffert Family…USA

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