It is with deep sadness, that the family of Wallace Lawson Calder, announce his passing at his home in the early hours of September 23, 2006. Wallace was preÂdeceased by his parents, Wallace Lawson Calder and Grace Elizabeth (Hollowell) as well as his sisters Mary Edna of Kamloops, Grace Elizabeth of Regina, SK and his brother Spencer Gerald of Indian Head, SK.
Born on November 27, 1925 on the family farm outside of Montmartre, SK, Wallie proudly served as a Wireless Telegrapher in the Fleet Air Arm in WWII. In 1947, he came west enroute to Australia and exotic points beyond until meeting and marryÂing, Greta (nee Westvand) of Gibsons BC; his loving wife of 56 years. Employed as a Project Supervisor for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways Construction Branch for 30 years, Wallie was extremely proud of his major road works throughout the lower mainland, BC Coast and Vancouver Island.
A resident of Abbotsford for the past 18 years, Wallace leaves behind five loving children: Glenn (Ann) of Ladysmith, BC, Kim Lamoureaux of Vancouver, BC, Wade (Jennifer) of Nanaimo, BC, Lonnine (Scott) McLean of Peachland, BC and Lorena (Sonny) Chee of Nanaimo, BC. He is also survived by his Âsister Winnifred and brother-in-law Adam Manz of Thamesville, Ontario and his younger brother Bob of Kentville, Nova Scotia. He was dearly loved by 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews across the country.
A celebration of Wallie’s life will be held among his family and dear friends at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2006 at the Evansbrook Recreation Hall located at 3351 Horn Street in Abbotsford, BC.
Henderson’s Funeral Home