1917 – 2006
Passed away peacefully at Millsite Lodge in 100 Mile House, BC on Friday April 28, 2006 at the age of 89 with his family at his side. Albert, one of 12 children was predeceased by his brothers; Weldrick, Orville, and Bob. He is survived by his sisters; Margaret, Anita, Ester, Pearl, Sybil, Winnie, Audrey, and Ketherine; also 27 nieces and nephews, and his adopted family Patricia and Ted Silverton.Albert was born in Chaplin, Saskatchewan in 1917. The family moved to Hythe, Alberta in 1926. They traveled by train to Edmonton and then by covered wagon to Hythe. The Walters family moved back to Edmonton in 1934 and eventually settled in Sundre, Alberta. He ranched in Sundre until 1986 when he retired to 100 Mile House with his buffalo. Albert was noted for his hospitality and his boiled cowboy coffee with visitors from around the world who came to see his buffalo. He took special delight hosting children from schools and 4H clubs. He had led a long and interesting life, everything from rancher, outfitter, guide, surveyor (placing cairns on many mountains in the Yukon), to driving chuck wagons in the Calgary Stampede for many years. Albert was a born naturalist who took great pleasure in the world around him. He will be sorrowfully missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers donations to your local 4H club would be greatly appreciated.
100 Mile Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements.