Walter Gues Gattinger, CD

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Walter passed away peacefully in Victoria on October 29, 2022. Born in Killam, AB on February 20, 1936 he is survived by his wife, Alexandra; daughter, Lucy Arfinson (Paul); son, Stephen (Debbie); sister, Irene Engel (Richard); grandsons, Nicholas Beach (Stacey) and Brett Gattinger; granddaughter, Christy Gohn (Matt); great granddaughters, Sophia Beach, Emma and Lily Gohn; great grandson, Gaelin Gohn; many stepchildren and great grandchildren of three previous marriages.

Walter was predeceased by his mother and father, Emma and Gues; brothers, Raymond and Clarence; his wives, Helen and Jacqueline.

On completing high school, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces serving in the RCAF and Canadian Army. Walter served in Canada and overseas and was awarded the United Nations Medal for Cyprus, The Canadian Forces Peacekeeping Medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration for his service in Canada.

In civil life after his military service, Walter entered the floor covering industry doing business in Calgary, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria where he retired in 2002.

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  1. Danny & Louise Billett

    Our Condolences to the family! Walter was so witty, we loved his sense of humour and stories. He will be sadly missed!
    It was never a dull moment when we were all together.
    We were so honoured to stand up for Alex and Walter at their Wedding. We always enjoyed spending time with Alex and Walter.
    Rest In Peace Walter! You fought hard, now it’s time to rest! You will always be in our hearts!

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