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Walter Bottcher

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Walter Frederick Bottcher

September 8, 1939 - May 25, 2019


Walter was born on  September 8, 1939 and passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the age of 79 years.  He was predeceased by his mother, father, three sisters and one brother.

Left to lovingly cherish the memory of this great man are his wife of 56 years, Linda, his daughter Lori (Jacob) and son, Lorne (Liane) and his grandchildren Kieran (Amanda), Ailis (Keith), Orla, Niamh, Bailey and Deacon and great grandchild, Arielle.  He also leaves behind his unofficial adopted family Joe, Laura, Olivia and Noah Letourneau.

Walter gave his heart to Jesus in 1973.  Through the years be became a servant of God, serving as Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent.  In addition to this, he gave his time as a Trustee and Chairman of the  Board of Trustees.  He brought several messages for services filling in for vacationing pastors.  He also worked selflessly on various projects at the Marysville Church including a new church addition.

He was a person who gave of his time with various organizations including the Forest  Wardens, Fire Department of Marysville and the Lions Club, the Kimberley Credit Union and Kootenay Savings Credit Union for multiple elected terms.

Walter had several jobs over the years including digging ditches, various paper routes, meat cutter and Produce Manager at Craig’s Meat Market, as well learned electrical at Marysville Electrical.

He was employed by  Cominco Inc. until 1996 after 30 years of work.  Once he retired he enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and woodworking making beautiful bowls, picture frames and trays.

A private memorial service to celebrate Walter’s life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: June Owen

Linda, sending my sympathy to your family. I enjoying working with Walter when we were on Kimberley Credit union Board.

From: Carmelle Laroche
Relation: met Walter through Lorne and Liane.

Our condolences to the family.

From: Brian McKenzie
Relation: A friend

To Walter’s family. I had the good fortune to know Walter through his tireless work during the 4 month strike in the late 1980’s. Walter organized the weekly food hampers for some 650 or so unionized employees, out of the Curling Rink, almost single-handedly , it seemed. He was a wonderful person and had an engaging smile. God Bless!

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