Walter Sandmoen, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.
He was born on the farm north of Rainy River on Aug. 31, 1926 to Charlie and Mabel Sandmoen.
He lived most of his life on the farm, except for time spent in the army.
He worked as a switchman for the CNR in Atikokan for more than 30 years until his retirement.
Walter was a proud member of the Rainy River Legion. He also enjoyed old-time country music, loved to play the guitar, and was an avid hunter known for his tracking skills and accurate shooting.
Walter was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Wilburt, Kenneth, and Lloyd; sisters, Charlotte Ernst and Gladys Fraser; niece, Sharon, and nephew Ronnie; and brothers-in-law, Sam Ernst, Don Fraser, and Gerry Marr.
Walter is survived by his sister, Clara Marr of Calgary, Alta.; and his brother, Stanley Sandmoen and wife, Beverly, of Dryden, Ont.
Walter never married but always will be fondly remembered as the uncle who gave treats and rides to the beach by his niece, Cheryl, and nephews, Darrell (Angel), Kevin, Greg, and Murray.
He was a great-uncle to Jessica, Michelle, and Shaye; and a great-great-uncle to Stevie.
Walter also is survived by sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Lloyd) and Susan (Ken); cousin, Beulah Olson and husband, Bill; and many more nieces and nephews.
Notice of a memorial service to celebrate Walter’s life will be given at a later date (still too much snow at the chapel).
If so desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the McInnes Creek Chapel c/o Vivian Locking.
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