June 5, 1932
November 5, 2007
Walter was born in Lakendorf Grosses-Werder, Germany – one of eight children of Freida and Otto Ellert. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and worked in many construction jobs across the country. In the mid-sixties he settled in northern B.C. living in Stewart, Terrace and Dease Lake where he developed a passion for jade mining. Terrace became his permanent home upon retirement. He had many great adventures and many interesting tales to tell.
He is survived by his sisters Herta and Edith, his brother Kurt, nephew Rainer, nieces Gabriella (Gabi) and Birgit and their families – all in Germany.
There will be a brief informal gathering for those wishing to pay their last respects at The Royal Canadian Legion on Sat. Nov 17th at 1:00 p.m. Children are welcome until 3:00 p.m. when the lounge opens. He did not wish to have a funeral service and his ashes will be scattered in the mountains he so loved at a later date.
God watched you as you suffered
and knew you had your share.
He gently closed your weary eyes
and took you in his care.
Your memory is our keepsake
with that we will never part.
God has you in his keeping,
we have you in our hearts.
Nothing could be more beautiful
than the memories we have of you.
To us you were someone special.
God must have thought so too.
Walter will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his long-time companion Anita, his family, his “adopted” families and many friends.