EASTON, Walter John of South Surrey, B.C. died peacefully on May 3, 2010 in the Peace Arch Hospital after a long struggle with COPD. Born in 1931 on a ranch in Saskatchewan, Wally loved to tell stories about his Prairie roots. Walt was well-respected for his life-long work with the Department of Indian Affairs; his job took him from Haida Gwaii to Ottawa and many places in between over the course of his lifetime.

Pre-deceased by first wife, Mae (Bourdage). Survived by his loving wife, Jacquie, son Tom, sister, Margaret Hunt (Moose Jaw), six stepchildren and 7 grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at Sunnyside United Church, 15634-24th Ave, Surrey, BC, on Friday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the caring staff (especially Sue, Dr. Lowe and Dr. King) at the Peace Arch Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Peace Arch Hospice.

Walter was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour. He will live on in our hearts.

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