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Walter Billy Black

December 9, 1935November 1, 2020

Walter (Wally) Black December 9, 1935 - November 1, 2020

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Black on November 1, 2020 at the age of 84. Wally is survived by his wife Odell, his sons, Andrew and Bryon (Lisa), grandchildren Katelyn (Adam), Brianna (Steven), Fallon, Anika, Sam, and Kayne, great grandchildren Keira, Loic, Emma, his sister Stella, Odell's children and their families.

Wally was predeceased by his first wife, Marti, his daughter Jeannine, and his brother Russell.

Born and raised in Kamloops, Wally was involved in many sports and community organizations as well as church and parish activities for most of his life. He was a career firefighter with KFR, retiring with the rank of Assistant Chief. He always said with a smile: "Best job in the world."

In his retirement years, Wally enjoyed skiing, golfing, curling, travelling, volunteering, and years of Blazer games.

The family is very grateful to the staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice.

The Reverend Father Derrick Cameron celebrated the Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on November 6, 2020.

Should friends desire, donations in Wally's memory to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice would be appreciated.

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Darren Michels

November 19, 2020

Byron, Andrew and family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, he will be greatly missed. I always had such fun memories of him when we were young and when I saw him in Kamloops in recent years he would always stop to say hello.

Darren Michels

Terri & Dave Nagel

November 12, 2020

Andrew and family, so sad to hear about your loss, in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob & Jeanne Chambers

November 12, 2020

We are privileged to have known Wally as a friend , and our sincere condolences are extended to the Family

Derek Cardy

November 12, 2020

Hi Bryon, so sorry to hear the sad news of your dad's passing. Hugs to you and the family.

Alice Turkenburg

November 11, 2020

Odell and Stella,
Our family extends our deepest condolences to you and your family.
- The Turkenburg's

Gordon and Anne Lloyd

November 11, 2020

Sincere condolences to Andrew, Byron, their families. Mrs B,ack, sister Stella and members of the Black families.
Wally is fondly remembered with love and respect. Wally was a pillar of our community. Always fun to meet and visit with. Rest In Peace.

Mary Dimopoulos

November 11, 2020

All of your family is in my prayers at this time. May he rest in peace.

John Coughlan

November 10, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Stella and the entire Black family. Wally will be missed by us all! We will be forever grateful for his friendship! The world is a little less bright because Wally is gone. Please know we share your loss & that we hold you all close in our prayers.
John & Cindylee Coughlan, along with their families.

Audry & Bill O’Donovan

November 7, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Odell, Stella the entire Black family. Wally was a wonderful man who will be missed by us all! We will be forever grateful for his supportive life long friendship to our parents Gordon & Bea Bregoliss who we are sure were there to greet him! The world is a little less brighter because Wally is gone. Please know we share your loss & that we hold you all close in our thoughts & prayers.
Audry & Bill O’Donovan along with the Bregoliss children & their families.

The Palmer Family

November 6, 2020

Deepest sympathy to the boys and Stella.

There are lots of great memories of Wally (and family) in the Pleasant Street neighbourhood.

FROM THE FAMILY

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