It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Alan Walker announce his sudden passing in the comfort of his own home, on Sunday, August 6th, 2023, at the age of 69.
Loving husband of Ann Walker (nee: Williamson) for 29 years. Son of the late Patrick and Marion Walker. Son-in-law of the late Bruce and Lois “Loie” Williamson. Dear brother of Barbara Walker, and brother-in-law of Kathy Eaton (David), Bruce Williamson (Katie), Joan Drinkwater (Dean), and Gayle Williamson. Remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and special friends. Also remembered by his extended relatives in England.
John was born in Weston and later moved with his family to Etobicoke. He was raised in the Swedenborgain Church and attended the Academy of the New Church High School boarding in the dormitory for grades 11 and 12 – John maintained that they were the best two years of his life.
John purchased his first home in Mississauga at the age of 25 and had it paid for in full in six and a half years. John’s career was of the utmost importance to him; working as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) and Engineering for Atomic Energy of Canada, specializing in instrumentation and control. John also owned a consulting company for a decade. At age 54, John retired to focus on the property he and Ann bought as virgin land in 1996; a Viceroy shell was erected where John did the general contracting to complete the inside. John was property proud; he and Ann often used the phrase “we keep our property in good shape and it does the same for us.”
As a committed traveler, John loved to explore the world, believing that all people were his family. John believed in reincarnation; he is surely on his way to new discoveries!
A sincere thank-you is extended to Dr. Leigh Davis, Dr. Brandy Strelec, and Dr. Ken Foster for their wonderful care – John’s family are forever indebted to you.
As was John’s wish, cremation has taken place.
Friends and family will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855) on Saturday, November 4th from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
A Celebration of John’s Life will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Saturday, November 4th at 2:00 P.M. Reception to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the West Parry Sound Health Centre would be appreciated.
Dear Ann, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. Hopefully we can talk soon.-Patricia and Richard Poole
For Ann and family, my heart felt prayers are being given for you and in memory of John.
John and Ann have always been a staple in our trips to the cottage. When we were kids, we would run over to say hello, goodbye or just to chat. We were always met with kindness, a story, and a freeze.
John loved his land and cared for it beautifully. Our family was always welcome to use their rock, we would go over to take photos or just to explore. We always knew we were welcome over there, that’s just one of the many kindnesses John and Ann showed to us throughout the years. John was hardworking, intelligent, funny and kind. Our entire family respected his love and care for his land. He would have chats with my Dad about generators, snow plowing and other things they’ve learned and could pass on to each other. We will miss seeing John puttering around the cottage, but I know that his land, that property, and the beautiful lake are exactly what his heaven would look like.