Walter Komar

Walter passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba October 24,

1929. Walter worked some very interesting jobs including two seasons with a travelling circus as well as on a steam ship on the Great Lakes. He then joined CP Rail working as a locomotive engineer until retirement. As he would often tell you, the best times at the railroad were the steam engine days. Walter had a variety of interests and over the years collected many books on all sorts of subjects.

Brian’s introduction to the iPad opened the World Wide Web to Walter. He loved it and enjoyed it immensely. His only regret was that it happened when he was 83 and not 25 years earlier! He spent many hours surfing the net searching foods of the world, painting styles and other subjects. Walter loved to talk and had a memory that was unbelievable. He could talk for hours about places, incidents, news stories or of his railroad years and always with amazing accuracy.

Thanks go out to Dr. Fourie. We have never met a more caring doctor. Thanks also to the staff in the Lakit Unit at Joseph Creek Care Village.

Walter will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Walter did not want a service but we will hold a celebration of his life at a later date. Should you wish to make a donation in Walter’s name, please do so to either Cranbrook Hospice Society or go to Hungry for Life.org and donate to Dr. Cutler’s International projects.


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