WALIN, II Corinthians 5:8 "Absent from the body, present with the Lord.” Born in Hughenden, AB. on July 8, 1927, Walter Walin passed away in the Red Deer Regional Hospital on December 13, 2006 at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his loving wife Sheila, son John (grandson Erik), daughter JoAnne (Chris), daughter Vicki (Len and grandson Ashton), daughter Elaine (Randy and granddaughters Tara (great granddaughter Ranell) and Nicole). In 1937 he moved with his family (parents Albin and Eleanor) to the Tees area and in 1947 moved to Clive area where he spent most of his life. He passed from grade 9 at the age of 13 and went to work on the home farm and for other neighboring farmers until the age of 17 when he went to work on the county road construction outfit operating heavy equipment which he later became foreman of. During this time he met the love of his life Sheila and together spent 54 ½ years of marriage. Following their marriage, Walt felt that the road construction work was not condusive to a good family life so he decided to go farming which he did for over 40 years. During his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball and curled for many years. He also enjoyed big game hunting and fishing. Upon accepting the Lord as his Saviour in his life, he felt the need to serve him in different ways so joined the Gideon organization as well as the Christian Motorcycle Association. He served on the board of directors of the CMA Canada for 10 years. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors and equipment and building things in his shop. A special thanks for the exceptional care and kindness by Doctors and Nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Palliative Care Ward as well as the prayers received from all. Funeral Services will be held at the Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960-39 St., Red Deer, AB. on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons, Box 3619, Guelph. ON., N1H 7A2, CMA Canada, PO Box 521, Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G1 or Berachah Place c/o Deer Pak Alliance Church. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to wfch@teluspalnet.net subject Walin. WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL and CREMATORIUM, serving Central Alberta with location in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 "A Caring Family, Caring For Families" www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca

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