Walter Howard LYNN

Walter Howard LYNN

LYNN, Walter Howard

June 1, 1924 – Oct. 12, 2015

Walter (Walt) Howard Lynn passed away at home on October 12, 2015 at the age of 91. Walt was born in Youngstown, Alberta on June 1, 1924.

He moved with his family to a farm just south of Rimbey, Alberta at the age of three. He received his formal education at the Rimbey School and thereafter joined the Royal Canadian Airforce during World War II. Upon leaving the RAC, he move to Calgary, Alberta where he operated his excavation business for the next 15 years.

In 1952, he married the love of his life, Alice Sprecher. Their three sons were all born in Calgary.

In 1962, the Lynn’s move to their farm in Rimbey. Walt was a very busy man. In addition to farming, Walt was an active member of both the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star for 60 years, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a long-term school bus driver, a volunteer ambulance and handi-bus driver, and a full-time postal employee. His greatest interest always gravitated to his cow-calf operation right up to the end.

In 1993, Walt and Alice built their dream home, an upper and lower duplex. Built for family and friends, he liked nothing better than having the table surrounded with family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who were very special to him, and friends with good food and fellowship.

Walt was predeceased by his parents Walter and Helen Lynn, his three sisters Dorothy Cooper, Carol (Earl) Gaetz and Jean (Reverend George) Straiton.

He leaves to morn his passing his beloved wife Alice, sons Gerald, Kenneth (Sri) and Douglas (Angie), a sister-in-law Carole Sprecher (George Bradley), nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and two special adopted daughters Irene Grutterink and Gail West.

A family inurnment took place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 24, 2015 in the Rimbey West Haven Cemetery. A Celebration of Walter’s Life followed in the Rimbey United Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating.

If friends desires, memorial donations in Walter’s honour may be made directly to the Rimbey United Church Memorial Fund.

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