Cecil Oscar “Ozzie” Walker

In Memorial

After a courageous battle with cancer, our dear Papa passed away on April 2, 2010 at the age of 93. Born in Toronto on September 30, 1916, Ozzie moved to North Vancouver in 1966 where he owned and operated a heating and air conditioning business. Following his retirement he moved to Pitt Meadows, where he spent the last 25 years. Predeceased by Muriel, his wife of 53 years, Ozzie will be forever remembered by his son Ron (Lisette), daughter Noralea (Rob), grandchildren Lisa, Ronda, Sarah, Ryan, Justin, and great granddaughter Samantha. Nothing was more important to him than family and baseball. He coached and umpired for many years in North Vancouver, passing on his love of the game to many young players. Ozzie loved a good laugh and kept his sense of humor and positive attitude right to the end. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at Ridge Meadows Hospital and the Crossroads and McKenney Creek Hospices for their tender care and support. A celebration of Ozzie’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 17th at Pitt Meadows United Church, 12109 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society (604.463.7722) or the BC Cancer Agency (604.877.6040).
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  1. My heart goes out to all of your family in this difficult time. May your memories bring a smile to you when you think about Papa.

  2. Although he had a long and fruitfull period on earth, he will be missed.

    My brief encounters with him were always very pleasant and cordial. He seemed to have a way of looking at the bright side of each and every moment, taking the high road whenever an un-comfortable moment presented itself, a rare quality to have these days… I found it refreshing. He posed for a picture wearing a Bob Marley wig, on his birthday…and the very first time I was inbtroduced to him. I still chuckle everytime I think of that moment.

    He was one of the good guys.

  3. Donna Jasper and family

    I am sorry to hear of Uncle Oz’s passing. I remember the wonderful time spent with him when he visited Vernon and the family. His infectious laughter and the great stories he told will remain in our hearts forever. He was one of a kind. He made a lasting impression on everyone.
    My condolences to all of the family.

  4. Annette Hawker

    I for one will greatly miss “Papa”. He always had so many enjoyable stories to relate to me about what life was like in Toronto. Being from Toronto, I would enjoy reminiscing with Papa as I knew most of the places to which he referred.

    Each time I visited, Lisette would always preface our talks with “Do you remember my friend Annette?” Papa would immediately respond with, “I grew up on Annette Street. You spell it A, N, N, E, T, T, E.”

    If I was mispelling my name before, I am certainly spelling it correctly now.

    I will always smile and remember him with fondness.

    Thank you Ron and Lisette for sharing your family with me.


  5. Marilyne Clermont

    Je garderai toujours en mémoire cet être exceptionnel que nous appelions affectueusement”Papa”. C’était un homme doux et attachant qui parlait souvent de sa “dear lady” qui lui manquait énormément. Aujourd’hui il est de nouveau avec sa chère épouse, qu’il aime tant.

    J’aimerais partager avec vous l’une de ces nombreuses paroles qui était remplie de sagesse :” Don’t make money your god”. Lorsque je songe à cette phrase je me recentre sur l’essentiel et je ne cherche pas à définir ma réussite personnelle en terme monétaire mais bien en selon mes valeurs humaines. Merci “Papa” pour cette belle leçon de vie et pour être un modèle à mes yeux et aux yeux de bien d’autres, j’en suis persuadée…

    Marilyne xxx

  6. Samantha Walker

    Papa was my great grandfather and has a will always have a huge influence on my life. Since his passing, he has inspired me to love every day, every person I encounter and most of all, to continue on with my love and passion with music. Thank you Papa for making me fearless towards my soon to be amazing future. I love you more each day and miss you so much. I love you a Bushel and a Peck <3

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