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Walter Nesbitt

June 9, 1933 — January 5, 2022

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It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of my beloved husband Walter “Wally” Nesbitt, who entered into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  The Lord’s request was honored when Wally passed away at his home with his loving wife, Gina by his side.

Walter was born in Yorkton, SK on June 9, 1933.  He was the son of Susan (nee Benedict) and Thomas Nesbitt and was the youngest of seven children in the family.  He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Albert, Ernie, Robert and Ben, sisters Agnes and Irene and brother-in-law George (Ann) Rurak.  Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife Gina of 34 years, sons Murray (Val), Dale (Donna) and Darren (Cindy), step-children Alan (Sharon) and Debbie (Randy), grandchildren Connor, Chrissy, Denara and Samantha, step- grandchildren Tyler (Kristina), Tyson (Hana), Travis, Tanner (Taylor), Allison, Nichole (Yonatan) and Brittany (Blane), step-great grandchildren Grayson, Brooks and Gracie; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Wally left Willowbrook, SK when he was 17 to find work in Winnipeg, as he had family there.  He found employment at BF Goodrich Tire and ultimately went on to earn his Power Engineer Certificate.  In 1976, Wally started his employment as a custodian at Charleswood Junior High School.  He worked at CJHS until 1995 when he retired as the school’s Head Custodian.  Wally was loved by staff and students alike as he had a deep dedication and commitment to keeping everyone safe – always ready to assist the teachers when their car wouldn’t start, or they got stuck in the snow.  Wally maintained many of the friendships he built at CJHS all through his retirement and we know that he will be missed dearly by them.

In 1993 Wally and Gina moved to MacGregor, MB where they enjoyed their retirement together.  Wally had a passion for vegetable and flower gardening - he was an expert at transplanting annuals and separating perennials.  He grew beautiful hostas and was very generous sharing the plants and vegetables that he grew with family and friends.  Wally was creative and handy - he found many solutions to restoring and bringing all types of items back to a second life.  He was super handy at home repairs and you often found him building a shelf, painting something or starting a new project.  Wally enjoyed barbecues, family gatherings, special celebrations, travelling, bird watching and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

We, the family would like to thank the following, Dr. Ross and Dr. Omichinski; Jerry Mason Home Care Director, Wendy Speiss and all the Home Care workers, especially Cathy, Mary and Louella; the Paramedics and RCMP that showed respect and compassion; and my neighbour Carolyn.  Also, a special thanks to Kathryn, along with all our family, friends and neighbors for their kindness, phone calls, visits, food, and even snow removal. Lastly, Pastor Jim - thank you for doing the service. God Bless you all!

Wally loved his family very much and was very proud of them all.  Each one had a special place in his heart.  Wally I will miss your beautiful smile, your laughter, all your loving and caring ways, your sense of humour, but mostly our praying time together.  Goodbye my love, till we meet again!!

A public viewing will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  A private funeral service will be held with interment to take place at Chapel Lawn at a later date.  The funeral service will be live streamed, please click here to register and view https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=6076e42d-d81f-454d-8ff7-a69fc2b1189 f .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s memory to The War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive,
Scarborough, ON, M1V 5K9 or Portage District General Hospital Foundation, 524 – 5th St.SE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A8

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.  www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

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