Walter passed away on August 7, 2013, at Royal Inland Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Ruth. Walter was a proud father of Geoff (Monica) of Denver, CO, and Michael (Angelene) of Kamloops; and Papa to Preslie, Jaxen and Joey. He will also be missed by his brother, Andy (Alice), of Three Hills, AB; sister, Lily, of Scarborough, ON; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter was born on March 7, 1942, in Montreal to Andy and Nettie Majak. He graduated from Lachine High School, McGill University (BSc), Dalhousie University (MSc) and UBC. Walter spent his entire career as a research scientist with Agriculture Canada in Kamloops. During that time he published numerous scientific papers and was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002 in recognition of his work.