MANNING, Walter Gordon

Walter Gordon Manning was born on June 25, 1934, in Hardisty to Gordon and Irene. He was born the oldest of 4 brothers and 1 sister. Walter was raised in the Nilrem District southwest of Amisk. He attended his first 6 years of school at the Nilrem school and when it closed he was bussed to Amisk. At the age of 14 years his mother passed away. Walter stepped in and took over the household duties. Theses skills came in handy when he moved out and went to the Killam area to work for various farmers along with doing some carpentry. After Killam he moved to Sylvan Lake to work maintenance as the town foreman.

In 1981, he moved to Barrhead to take the position of Parks Foreman for 3 years. In 1984 he moved back to Amisk into his dad’s house and became the maintenance man for the Village of Amisk for many years.

Walter enjoyed his retirement watching local sports and keeping up on the town’s new developments. He also enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, and southern gospel concerts. Having coffee at the Amisk Seniors Center and the Hughenden coffee shop were his favorite places to visit with friends. Walter was “techy” before “techy” was a thing as he always had a new camera, video camera, TV, or electronic gadget. In the last few years Walter enjoyed his laptop and following everyone on Facebook the most.

On October the 6th, Walter was admitted to the Wainwright hospital where he stayed until he went to his heavenly home on October 20th.

Walter is survived by his brother Myron (Irene), sister Gloria (Mervin), brother Bruce and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Walter was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Irene, brother Oliver at age 4, brother Keith and sister-in-law Betty and nephew Randy Manning.

A service will be held Thursday October 27, 2022 at 2:30pm at the Amisk hall.

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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