Walter Gilbert Lanyon


Walter Gilbert

Passed away July 29, 2003 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer in Comox, B.C. at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Supported throughout by his loving family and Breda.

Walter was born on August 9, 1932 in Radway, Alberta. The family moved to the valley in 1940. Walter loved to travel and began exploring different cultures and started living his life travelling around the world. Walter worked with the Dept. of Highways, in the Queen Charlotte Islands and then worked in Woss for Canfor for the last 30 years as a heavy duty mechanic and foreman until his retirement in 1993.

He is predeceased by his 2nd wife Cindy Lanyon, his brothers Lyle, Howard, John, sister Margaret and baby sister. He is survived by his brothers: Donald (Bev), David “Bud” (Barb), George (Kathy), Cyril (Marion), Percy (Donna), his children: Raymond, Linda, Barb (Brian), 1st wife Breda Lanyon, nieces, nephews, stepsons: Ronald and Richard, and all of his friends.

He will be sadly missed by all, but lovingly remembered.

A service celebrating Walter’s life will be held at a later date.

God saw you getting tired

when a cure was not to be

so he closed his arms

around you and whispered:

“Come with me”

you don’t deserve

what you went through

and so he gave you rest

God’s garden must be


He only takes the best

In tears we saw you sinking

We watched you fade away

All our hearts were broken

You fought so hard to stay

But when we saw you


so peacefully from pain

We would not wish you

back to suffer the pain


Gone but never forgotten

Rest in Peace

The Mt. Washington Funeral Chapel wishes to extend our sincere apology to Walter’s children, Raymond, Linda and Barb (Brian), for their omission in the previous publication.

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