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WALTER CHARLES REEVE (published on April 10, 2010)

WALTER CHARLES REEVE Walter Charles Reeve passed courageously in the evening of April 7, 2010. For almost 60 years Walter shared a loving and mutually supportive marriage with his darling wife, Mary Reeve. Their life together was full and rich and Walter's one regret in his life will be leaving Mary to cope with her loss. Walter was extremely proud of his children Tim, Deborah (John Sinclair) and Cheri (Greg Fenske); and adored each of his grandchildren - Candice, Jaye, Ryan (Leslie Reeve), Noelle (Daniel Chartier), Max and Sam. He was thrilled with the arrival of his great-grandson Connor. He had the respect and love of his sons-in-law, John and Greg. He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Lynn, his parents and his brothers Fred, Harry and sister Rose. Walter was born and raised in Morden, MB to Percy and Helen Reeve on August 26, 1927. He grew up helping out at the family's greenhouse where he developed his deep love of flowers, respect for nature and the merits of hard work. Mary and Walter were married in Morden on December 23, 1950 and began their journey as one. Walter was proud, as was his father and brothers before him, to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. His respect for the members of our Forces was a gift he passed to all his children and grandchildren. Throughout his career Walter touched positively all the people that he worked with, and inspired them to work hard, be honourable and deliver the best quality of effort and results that they were capable of. This approach to life was evident in his home life as well, and through his involvement with the Lions Club he endeavoured to put back into the community more than he took out serving as a Director and Vice President of the Lion's Club of Winnipeg for several years. He was elected to the Board of Directors where he served with distinction, bringing a special knowledge of seniors' housing. Walter's passing leaves such a profound emptiness in each of his family's hearts. He possessed a unique combination of kindness, generosity, humour and empathy. If anyone needed help, he would do whatever he could to assist them. What a wonderful legacy to leave to his family. The family's heartfelt thanks go to the paramedics who tried so desperately to resuscitate him and the staff of the Health Sciences Centre Adult Emergency Room who treated Walter with such compassion and dignity. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Wiebe's Funeral Chapel of Morden, specifically Mr. Rick Wiebe for his help and thoughtfulness during this painful process. Walter had great respect for Rick and the work that he does during a family's most difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you conduct a random act of kindness in Walter's memory.

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