Saturday, October 16, 1926 - Friday, August 24, 2012
Obituary and Life History
At C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Friday, August 24, 2012. Vernon Walker, of Wyoming and formerly of the 6th Line of Enniskillen Township, was 85. He was a loving husband to Loreen (nee Metcalf)(2001). Vern was the loved father of Barbara & Roy Frayne of Petrolia, Waynne...
& Robin Walker of Amherstburg, Dianne Piggott of Petrolia, and Tom & Lisa Walker of Sarnia, grandfather to Trent and Paula Frayne, Elisa Frayne and Brad, Wade Walker, Leslie Walker, Luke Walker, Tim and Denise Piggott, Jeremy Piggott, Josh and Rebekah Walker and Cassie Walker, and great grandfather to four great grandchildren. He will also be missed by his sister Ruby and Irvine Syer of Petrolia, his brother-in-law Clare and Jane Metcalf of Petrolia and his sister-in-law Muriel Brown of Port Stanley. He was predeceased by his brother Norm (Mina) Walker and sisters Jean (Chet) Brown, Alice (Gordon) Cox, and Dorothy (Matt) Hasting. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Wyoming United Church. Memories, condolences, and pictures may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.
- Date and Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Monday, August 27, 2012
- Location: Needham-Jay Funeral Home
- Date and Time: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM
- Location: Needham-Jay Funeral Home
Sorry to hear of the passing of Vern. I was a neighbour of Vern's from when they lived on the 6th Line. He will be missed by everyone!! Maureen and Ron Bailey and Family
I have many fond memories of spending time with Vernon as a young boy when we would come up to the farm for a few days. He was always fun to be around, and let me have a great time on the farm. Spending time with him was one of the highlights of our trips to Canada. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers over the next several days. God Bless Ralph Brown Roswell, NM
Sorry to read of Vernie's passing. My childhood memories are of fun times together at the Brown/Whalls reunions, as well as church and social gatherings in the Shiloh/Brooke & Enniskillen area.
I have many wonderful memories of family visits to see Uncle Roy & Aunt Edna & with Vernie & Loreen & all of the kids. Vernie certainly loved to tease us. I am sorry that due to family commitments I am unable to attend the visitation or funeral. My thoughts are with the entire family at this time. Lynne (Walker) Palmer
Hello Walker Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...I have fond memories of your quiet family living on the 6th line of Enniskillen during my growing up years...I bet the neighbourhood was never the same once those 9 McCallum Kids moved in and another farmer to chat and share with...across the road and then in your grampas old family home of Verns dad , where Gary and Judy McCallum moved in next door to Vern and Loreen, there went the quiet, lots of vehicles in and out , lots of swimming parties, lots of kids dirt bikes etc, but kidding aside the love and kindness given by your dad Vern and mom Loreen was so very wonderful. They were always there, just like all the folks on that 6th line....an anchor for all of us McCallums... our gratitude always!!! That was on the McCallum side , now my husband Randys side, randys cousin LeRoy married Verns oldest daughter Barb, so we were kinda destined to be around the Walkers Clan one way or another this lifetime. Hold on to all the fun memories and know he is so thrilled to be with your mom now and just think, now you have 2 guardian angels with you always. I can just see them all smiling celebrating Verns arrival, your family that have gone before him and many of the 6th liners who have gone before Vern are welcoming him also.... See you all later tonite. If anything we can do, please let us know..hugs!! In Love, Light and JOY sherry xoxoxoxo Sherry , Randy and Michael Whiting
My heart goes out to you and yours Dianne. love and prayers, Rita
Dianne & family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your Loved one. Wish I could have made the visitation, I had you in my thoughts. Anne Little
I remember once when Verne and family came to Chicago and we went to the Museum of Science and Industry. We were walking in the "farm"section of the museum and he said "I've got to get me a combine like this." I asked him why and he replied, "We have wheat going into the combine and oats are coming out." I wonder how many people ever noticed that. I hope this brings a smile to you guys.
Sorry to learn about Vernie's passing. My mother and father- Lena [ nee Walker] and Carl Zavitz who are both diseased often spoke very fondly about Vernie and the few times I met him he made me feel very welcome with his great sense of humour. My thoughts are with you.
Hi,Kids " we too have many memories, of square dancing,travelling, and always a game of cards in between every thing else.. Always a good time, Sorry was unable to make it to the funeral,but you were certainly in our thoughts and prayers, LUV, Alton @ Clara
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Gifts & Donations
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Wyoming United Church.