Robert Allan “Al” Walker
Sept. 8, 1941 – Jan. 14, 2010. It is with heavy hearts and boundless sadness that the family of Robert Allan “Al” Walker, Ret. Platoon Chief, Red Deer Emergency Services, announce his peaceful passing at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday January 14th, 2010, at the age of 68 years with his loving Karen by his side. Al was born and raised in the Barrhead, AB area. He spent his childhood on the family farm; hunting, trapping and farming. At the age of 19 years, Al moved to Red Deer, eventually working as a volunteer firefighter before joining the Red Deer Fire Department on July 1, 1965. He retired as a platoon chief in 1996 to pursue their dream. For 13 years he sailed and travelled the world, enjoying the countries, their people and the sport of spearfishing, reaching the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean before his sailing journey ended. Al is survived and will be forever remembered by Karen, his loving wife and partner of 34 years, two sons; Cameron (Patti) and granddaughter Anastasia of Spruce Grove, AB, and Scott of Barrhead, AB. His memory will also be cherished by his mother Edna of Barrhead, AB, sister Dorothy (Barry) Martin of Grande Prairie, AB, and his brother Barry (Carolyn) of Rochfort Bridge, AB. Al was predeceased by his brother, Ronald; his father, Alex; his grandson, Perry; and granddaughter, Suzanne. A Memorial Service for the late Al Walker will be held on Wednesday January 20th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from the Harvest Centre, Westerner Park, 4847 A – 19th Street, Red Deer, A.B. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Suzanne Washington Memorial Award at Grant MacEwan College, Box 1796, Edmonton, AB. T5J 2P2. This scholarship was established in memory of Al’s granddaughter, to assist nursing students. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at
In living memory of Al Walker a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park in Red Deer County, AB. Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium entrusted with the arrangements.