Passing of John G. Walker

photo 1It is with great sadness that I share the news that John G. Walker passed away yesterday evening.

John was the husband of Carol Walker, the father of David, Wendy, Ian and Geordie and stepfather to Sarah and Rachel. He was grandfather to John, Liam, Ellie, Benjamin, Matthew, Sean, Ewan, William, Audrey, Blythe and Logan. Brother of Norris (late Marilyn) and the late David F. Walker. Uncle of Elizabeth, Sheila and the late Jennifer. He was predeceased by his parents John (Jack) and Nora Walker.

As a retired fourth generation co-owner of Walker Industries, John was as proud of the family legacy in business as he was in its community service and philanthropy. In addition to dozens of entrepreneurial and achievement awards, John Walker served as chair and/or member of numerous community organizations. He was well-known and respected by many of our long-serving employees.

The Walker family has passed on the following message to employees:

“Although this is a very sad day for our family and the extended family of Walker Industries, we are happy knowing that Dad/John is at peace with the legacy of values that he has left. John had a boundless capacity to care for everyone that he touched. This forms a lasting core of “Walker values”. The best way to honour his memory is to carry on this legacy of values in our every day whether it is thanking a co-worker for something they did, listening to a neighbor that has an issue or deciding to volunteer towards a local charity. The family thanks all of those employees that over the years enriched John’s life and fueled his passion to make a positive impact in the world.”

Memorial donations can be made to the Niagara Historical Society, 43 Castlereagh St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0.

Our thoughts are with the family at this truly sad time.

John Fisher
President and CEO