WAL­TERS, Ernest ‘Perry’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Perry Wal­ters passed away peace­fully at home, on July 14, 2015 in his 93rd year.

Born in Grand Lake on Feb. 18, 1923, Perry was one of 10 chil­dren to his par­ents, the late Fred­er­ick Wil­liam Wal­ters and Lil­lian (Fill­more) Wal­ters.

Perry resided in Whit­ney Pier since the early 1960s, ul­ti­mately build­ing the fam­ily home there in 1965.

Perry served in the Sec­ond World War with the Royal Regina Ri­fles Reg­i­ment. He was a pris­oner of war in Ger­many dur­ing the Sec­ond World War and the re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral ser­vice medals.

Perry held a va­ri­ety of labour and craft re­lated jobs dur­ing his ear­lier years. For the last 25 years of his work­ing life he was a boil­er­maker and longterm em­ployee of Bab­cock & Wil­cox. He re­tired in 1988 and is a mem­ber of Boiler Mak­ers’ Union Lo­cal 73.

Perry was a for­mer mem­ber of Syd­ney Elks Club and was a cur- rent mem­ber of Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 12.

Dad was an avid out­doors­man and hunter. One of his favourite get­aways was to Gil­lis­dale, In­ver­ness County to a spe­cial place called The Glen.

Perry is sur­vived by his son, Tim Wal­ters, who resided with him and daugh­ter, Shauna Wal­ters of Syd­ney. Perry is sur­vived by sib­lings John 'Jack' Wal­ters (Grand Lake), Shirley Hyr­luk (Monc­ton) and Jen­nie Lee (Toronto). Also sur­viv­ing are grand­sons, Matthew and James McGrath and great­grand­daugh­ter, Fin­ley McGrath, as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his for­mer wife, Dorothy Is­abel Wal­ters and daugh­ters, Cather­ine (Kay) Wal­ters and Dorothy Joanne McGrath. He was also pre­de­ceased by his sib­lings, Louise Briand (West­mount); Delia Dob­son (Toronto); Wil­liam Wal­ters (Ni­a­gara); Ed­ward Wal­ters (Re­serve); Charles Wal­ters (Grand Lake) and He­len Hul­ford (New Water­ford).

Shauna and Tim also ex­tend a spe­cial thank you to Mary O’Neil of New Dawn Home­care who pro­vided ex­cep­tional care and friend­ship to dad for the past sev­eral years.

Although dad was bap­tized in the Bap­tist Church, he was not a church at­tendee.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the care of Chant’s Fu­neral Home. Dad will be waked on Fri­day, July 17th from 12 to 2 p.m. with ser­vice and re­cep­tion to fol­low in the fu­neral home chapel .?

Fam­ily flow­ers only. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to Hos­pice Pal­lia­tive Care Cape Bre­ton County whose ser­vices were in­valu­able as dad en­tered the last stages of his life.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of …

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