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Walter "Denny" McInnes


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Walter "Denny" McInnes Obituary
Longtime Alaskan Walter "Denny" McInnes passed away in Seldovia with his children by his side on July 16, 2017, at the age of 85. A graveside dedication will be held at noon June 17 at the Seldovia cemetery, with a memorial potluck at 3 p.m. at the Gateway Pavilion.

Born and raised near Colchester Ontario, Canada, his early years were spent with his grandparents, Mary and John Andrew, on their farm.

In his teens and 20s he worked his way across Canada and the United States, holding different jobs. Walter also went to school for radio theory and operation, and worked on the DEW line of radar installations in the Canadian Artic.

In 1959 Walter came to Trapper Creek, Alaska, to help his mother with her new homestead. He was soon lured down to the fishing community of Seldovia and worked as a fisherman and on local projects like Barbara Creek bridge, the fuel tank farm, school and powerline project to Port Graham.

After he met, fell in love and married Margaret, Walter raised his family and worked for Homer Electric Association as a meter reader and back-up power plant operator. He was well liked by customers in Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek. In 1998, he proudly became a permanent U.S. citizen. His retirement years were spent focusing on the community; he served 15 years as a Seldovia city councilman. He loved to tell stories to locals and tourists alike - long stories.

Walter is preceded in death by his mother Bertha Donaldson, his brother Frasier McInnes, and his wife Margaret McInnes. He is survived by his sister Lois Freeman and his children Rebecca Weldy, Rosanna McInnes, Kristina Serezhenkov and John Andrew McInnes, and his 10 grandchildren.

All who knew and loved Walter are invited to the graveside dedication.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 27, 2018
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