The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown on Monday, March 11, 2013, of Walter Walkden, beloved husband of Shirley Walkden (nee Herold), of Anglo Rustico, age 76.
Walter was the loving father of Scott Rogers, Brent Rogers, Denise Pottey and Rickey, Brian, James and Joseph Walkden. He was known as Grumpy or Bump to his five granddaughters and three grandsons. Walter was born to Christine and Walter Walkden (both predeceased) on August 5, 1936. He joined the navy at age 18 and enjoyed his 28 year career of a naval weapons technician as an east coast sailor, sailing several of Her Majesty's Canadian Naval ships. Upon retirement and for the next ten years, he continued his service to the Canadian Forces by founding WalMar Atlantic, with his partner, Frank Meagher, and providing chandelling services for the ships. In 1995, he and his wife took up residence in Anglo Rustico, P.E.I., and for 17 years he never felt so blessed and at home. He was "from away", but was always made to feel at home here on the Island.
Resting at Central Queen's Funeral Home, 2538 Glasgow Road, New Glasgow, for visitation on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, Milton, on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Thank you to the Unit 8 nurses at the QEH for the wonderful care and Dr. Dryer, at the Cancer Treatment Centre, for two years of care. Online condolences may be sent at www.peifuneralcoops.com