March 23, 1957 - October 6, 2015

Walter passed away peacefully in his sleep at home. He was predeceased by his parents Howard and Ethel Statz; survived by his sisters Henrietta (Mike) Bacala, Darlene Statz, Corrine (Daryl) Marceniuk and brother Dennis Statz; nieces Jennifer (Rick) and Brittney, nephews Blair and Kyle. Walter grew up in the Brooklands area. He enjoyed golfing/bowling with school friends. He worked at Boeing as a Plastic Technician for the past 28 years. He was Past Second Vice President and current elected Sargeant at Arms as well as a 40 year member of Brooklands and Weston Legion No. 2. Walter was a Major with the Cadet Corps. He went to Vernon, BC every year with the cadets as a reservist which he enjoyed immensely. Walter was an avid Calgary Stampeder, Montreal Canadiens and New York Yankee fan. Later in life, Walter did come around and was often seen wearing a Winnipeg Jets or Blue Bomber jersey. He will be missed by his loving furry kids Marmalade, Princess and Sparky. Special thanks to Marlene Swain and Brian Kipling for their love and support as well as Randy Ripley from Calgary for his great friendship with Wally. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Mosaic Funeral Chapel, 1839 Inkster Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cadets Corps at 969 St. Matthews St., Winnipeg or The Winnipeg Humane Society at 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg. Cremation has taken place, a private family interment will be held at a later date. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log onto www.mosaicfunerals.ca 1839 Inkster Blvd. 1006 Nairn Ave. 204-275-5555
Publish Date: Oct 8, 2015

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2015