(Jan. 26, 1923 – July 3, 2008)
Walter passed away in Sardis, BC at the age of 85 years.
Lovingly survived by his wife, Katherine; children: Stan (Leola) Hillaby, Duane (Val) Hillaby, Larry (Arlene) Hillaby, Betty Jane Hillaby, and Karen (Mark) Preston; 11 grandchildren: Pamela, Sheila (Don) Isner, Ryan, Dena (Roger) Gysel, Tammy (Corey) Schnepf, Michael, Jennifer and Steven Hillaby, and Michael, Corey and Scott Preston; and eight great-grandchildren: Jeffrey, Jayden and Russell Isner, Kyle and Nic Gysel, and Cassandra, Chloe, and Evan Schnepf.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Elmer and Ethel Hillaby.
Walter was an avid curler, fisherman and gardener.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC. Pallbearers were Roger Gysel, Michael Hillaby, Ryan Hillaby, Rick Monchak, Ron Sawula, and Oscar Young. Reception to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 218-13569-76 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2W3.
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