SCRIMES, Walter R., beloved husband of Nola of Calgary, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at the age of 88 years.
Walter R. Scrimes was born in Winnipeg, MB, August 24 1917, raised and educated there, obtaining a B Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He served as a commanding officer of 2 Coy 1 Div Sigs and finally 2 Sqn s Cdn Armed Div Sigs in WWII. Wally maintained strong ties to the military. Lt Col. Scrimes remained actively involved with 746 Comm Sqn, attending unit events and functions as a honorary lifetime member. In addition to his military career he had a long and successful career in the oil patch.
Besides his loving wife Nola, Wally is remembered by his step-son C. Terrance Nickle (Crickett) of Maryville, MO; a grandson Ashley D. Nickle of San Diego, CA.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of Wally Scrimes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences