March 28, 1932 - September 10, 2012 Walter passed away in his home following a short battle with lung cancer. Born in Merano, Italy, and raised in Innsbruck, Austria, he was the eldest of 8 children. Walter immigrated to Canada in 1957, and migrated to Vancouver in 1970. He is survived by Alma, his wife of 34 years, and their daughter Karin. He believed in living life to the fullest, was well traveled, always wore a smile, and made many friends and acquaintances. Walter would want his life to be celebrated, rather than his passing to be mourned, therefore to honour his wishes there will be no funeral service held. Donations to Cancer Research or the Canadian Red Cross would be preferred in lieu of flowers.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 14, 2012