December 27, 1937 – July 17, 2012
Argotow, Walter passed away peacefully on July 17, 2012 in Port Alberni, at the age of 74 years. He was predeceased by his father Walter, son Kelly and brother Bob. He is survived by Betty, his loving wife of 50 years and son Terry (Mitsuyo), daughter Juli (Daryl) Jones, daughter-in-law Bev Argotow and grandsons Matthew and Joshua. Also survived by his mother Helen, sisters Helen (John) Ozeroff , Nettie (Bill) Soukeroff, Shirley (Ernie) Pozney and sister-in-law Susan Argotoff, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Walter came to the Alberni Valley at the age of 15, along with his father, to work on the construction of the Pulp Mill. Soon after, he was offered a job as a Longshoreman, which he worked at for over 42 years. He met and married Betty in the early 60's and in 1970, the family bought a farm. Walter became a delivery driver for Taylor's Flowers and eventually took over the bookkeeping. Walter would spend his leisure time working on the farm with his tractor and taking part in his lifelong love of hockey, whether playing the game himself, acting as a hockey scout or running conditioning camps for up and coming promising hockey players. Walter was a hard-working, loving and dedicated husband, father and member of the community. He will always be loved and remembered by his family and friends as a kind, gentle and humourous man. May God accept his soul into His heavenly kingdom and may he rest in peace. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Bavarian Centre at 3031 4th Ave. in Port Alberni. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter’s memory can be made to the West Coast General Hospital Foundation, 3949 Port Alberni Hwy, V9Y 4S1. The level of care for Walter is deeply appreciated.
- CELEBRATION OF LIFE Saturday, July 28, 2012
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Jenn and Sean McCasky
July 28, 2012
Aunty Betty and Family,
Thinking of you all today. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sorry we could not be there in person during this hard time. Uncle Walter was an amazing guy and will be greatly missed.
July 28, 2012
dear family, our thoughts and prayers with you. I know if there's a rink in heaven u know walter and Kelly will be on it. I haven"t seen your family in many years ,but i always reminder the times growing up with terry and Kelly, love the Taylor family.....Marc
July 24, 2012
To Betty and Family : Wishing you all the Best in these hard times. Walter has gone to a great place and he will have a great time with his Dad and Kelly and Bob. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Michael Fraser
July 23, 2012
Betty and family,
Our thoughts are with all of you. He will be greatly missed.
Bonnie and Mickey Morgan
Lisa Santini (Danesin)
July 23, 2012
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.