GARDNER, Walter ( Wally ) James
(March 12th, 1944 - April 26th, 2020)
It is with heavy hearts, the family announce the passing of their beloved Wally, at his home on April 26, 2020. Loving husband, best friend and soul mate of Linda Gardner (Burkett). Loving father of Glen (Cheryl) and Debra (Cory). Cherished stepfather of Brian and Chris (Jennifer) Haslam. Adored grandfather of Logan, Mason, Ethan, Cassie, Samantha, Kevin, Kinsley, Michael, Nathan, Daniel, Kylie, Kaleb, Rylan, & Warner. Beloved brother of Sharon (Percy), Carol (George), Steven (Tessa) and is predeceased by his parents Gordon and Ethel, by brothers Gordie, Mackie, and David, by sister Bonnie and by first wife Susan Martin. Dear brother-in- law of Lloyd (Barbara), Allen (Lydia), Beverly (Jim) and Kathy (Dennis). He will also be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends including Jenny and Katrina. Wally was a very proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces (1RCR) Pro Patria and the NATO Veterans of Canada. Those who knew Wally understood his love and appreciation for the great outdoors, as well as golfing, fishing, hunting, & being out on his motorcycle. Wally was a self-taught wood carver and his amazing artistic talent has been passed on to his grandchildren. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association. A Celebration of life will be planned once COVID -19 is over. Arrangements entrusted to THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787).