Walker, Captain John Baxter born October 22, 1926 in Aberdeen, Scotland passed away peacefully in North Vancouver, BC, on November 27, 2010. John is lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Nell; his children Susan (Iain), Ruth (Mark), Tom (Bev), John (Johanne) and Jenny (Bruce); 16 children and 2 great grandchildren. John was at sea from the age of 16 through the war until his marriage with Nell in 1952 in Liverpool, England. John and Nell met on the empress of England where Nell was serving as the ships nurse. After finishing his master’s certificate, John served as the staff captain of the Empress Lines ending his seafaring career as captain of the Beaverfir. John and his young family emmigrated to Canada in 1965 where he accepted a position as Port Warden of Montreal for 23 years. John and Nell retired to White Rock, BC, where they enjoyed many happy family gatherings. A Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George Street, White Rock, BC. A live video feed of the funeral will be at www.ustream.tv/channel/Saint-Johns-White-Rock-BC-CAnada.
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