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WALKER – Leona Florence (nee Gimblett)

October 23, 1922 – November 3, 2010

Leona Florence Walker passed away peacefully on November 3, 2010 at Agape Hospice at the age of 88 years.

Leona was born in Oshawa, ON and as a young girl moved west with her family. She grew up in Lashburn, SK and in 1940 attended normal school in Saskatoon, later teaching in a one room rural school (Battle River School). In April 1943 Leona married Herb Walker who left for overseas soon after. After the war they farmed at Vegreville, AB for twenty-six years. Leona and Herb moved to Calgary in 1971 where she worked for Woodward’s and Eaton’s. In their retirement, Leona and Herb enjoyed many years of senior club activities, travelled, gardened and lawn bowled.

Leona is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Herb, her son Laurie (Audrey), daughter Sharon (Frank), daughter-in-law Cheryl, seven grandchildren and eight great-grand children and was predeceased by her youngest son Don.

Family and friends are invited to attend an informal gathering to celebrate Leona’s life at Scenic Acres Retirement Residence (150 Scotia Landing N.W.) on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends wish, a donation may be made to the charity of their choice. The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Agape Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Leona while there.

In living memory of Leona Walker, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Laurie & John Smith :

    We first met Leona and Herb when we became neighbours in 1974 after we moved to Calgary from England. From the first moment we became friends and even when we returned to England we kept close contact with them. We are so sad to hear that Leona is no longer with us, the world is much sadder place without her! Our thoughts are with Herb and the rest of the family.

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  2. Herb & family,
    I was saddened to read of Leona’s passing. I have many fond memoris of you both coming down to Viking to see Ed & Rita when my Ed (Edgar) and I were there also. And it was always great to see you at Robert McClure United dinners in N.E. Calgary. She was a lovely, devoted lady and I know will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you and your family. May your memories give you peace. Sympathy to all.
    Delores Massey

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  3. Heather Paziuk (nee Hoggins) :

    Dear Mr. Walker, and family:
    I was very sad to hear of Mrs. Walker’s passing. You both were so much a part of the Old Veg community where I grew up, and I remember her kindness when I visited you in Calgary when I moved there in the late 70’s. Mom and Dad (George and Lorna Hoggins) pass along their sincere condolences, as well. May many happy memories comfort you.
    Heather Paziuk (nee Hoggins)

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