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Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON

OBITUARY

Walter H. Libby

October 12, 1927January 3, 2018

LIBBY, Walter Henry Walter Libby died January 3, 2018 at the age of 90 following a great life well-lived. Predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Marie (Lang) in February 2011, Walter was the loving father to Leeanna (Barry Meier), Joanne (Ted Littlejohn), Wally (Angela Hebert) and Gordon. He will always be cherished by grandchildren Melissa Buitrago (Mike), Matthew Biglin, Jillian and Ross Littlejohn, Jocelyn and David Libby, Mitchell, Cole and Eric Libby and Ryan Meier (Megan). Walter was also blessed with three great grandchildren, Isabella and Sebastian Buitrago and Oliver Meier. Born in Oshawa on October 12, 1927 to Vera (Zealand) and Martin Libby, Walter was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Roberts and Doreen Skitch. In 1956, Walter founded Southern Supplies, an HVACR wholesaler, sheet metal work and related products. Because of his hard work and dedication, the company continues 60+ years later. He enjoyed and valued his relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and industry peers. Walter was a long-time member of The Oshawa Golf Club as well as The Meadows Country Club in Sarasota. He was also a board member for the Oshawa General Hospital for many years and was a life member of the Oshawa Masonic Temple and HRAI Canada. He was a great believer in good diet and exercise and was a devout Christian. Visitation will be at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) Sunday, January 7th from 2 – 4 p.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 8th at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeridge Health, Voice or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, January 8, 2018

Memories

Walter H. Libby

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Kelly Arbeau

May 26, 2018

My belated condolences to family. I was saddened to hear of Walter's passing. Walter was an encouragement to me at different intervals in my life. I will never forget him for making a difference in my life in many ways. He saw the potential in me as well as others. He even picked me up and gave me a drive one day while I was walking along. He invested in my future by placing me through an apprenticeship program. This has been a valuable asset and major stepping stone to my working career! I enjoyed phone conversations and talks while visiting from time to time in his office at Southern Supplies. He loved God and had good christian values. My heart goes out to you, his surviving family. Embrace the lovely memories he has left behind. May God grant you courage to face each new day. You are not alone.

Kelly

Jennifer Price Gibson

March 1, 2018

Wally, Angela and family,
So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all! xo

David Rasmussen

February 20, 2018

Walter was one of the first Wholesalers I ever called on when I was Sales Rep for Delhi Industries back in the late 1980's. After our 1st meeting we hit it off and brought him numerous times to our ASHRAE Golf Tournament. Walter you were a mentor to me and will be sadly missed!

January 14, 2018

We had the honour of being good friends with Walter and Marie, through the years we met several times either in Ontario or Florida. They had an amazing life together, true soul mates. We have wonderful treasured memories of Walter and Marie, as I'm sure you also have. Blessings to you and your families.
Garry and Sharon Stroud

January 13, 2018

Gord, Wally, Joanne, Leeanna and families. So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. May your wonderful memories comfort you in this time of grief. Wishing you strength and peace.

Karen (Burrows) Mitchell

Amanda Stennett

January 8, 2018

On behalf of Ed, Mark, myself and E.H. price, we would like to extend our condolences to you and your families.

Leanne

January 8, 2018

To all of Walter's family, I am sending my sincerest condolences to you all, I am so sorry for the loss of such an incredible man, father, father-in-law, husband, friend and amazing Poppy! He will be sadly missed by everyone who's lives Walter has touched throughout his life. Your in my heart, my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Ontario Philharmonic

January 8, 2018

Dear Joanne and family;
Rarely do words suffice when expressing our sympathies at the passing of a loved one. We, at Ontario Philharmonic, hope it is a comfort to you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts. There are countless ways our community has been made better through your parents' (both) lives and we honour them both at this time. And we are grateful, as their legacy continues.....
Most sincerely, OP Board, Staff and Musicians

John Horne & Family

January 7, 2018

My fond memory of Uncle Walter is his cheerful presence at many family gatherings...who would be next to get his playful knee grab! John...
Our thoughts and condolences to the whole family...Uncle Walter's will be dearly missed...We are sorry not to be able to pay our respects in person, everyone is in our thoughts...Kate & Izabelle

Terry Vanden Heuvel

January 7, 2018

Thoughts and prayers go to his family today ..Walter hired me more than 30 years ago with a friendly and open personality.I am glad he was a christian and know he will be rejoicing in Heaven!

FROM THE FAMILY