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Walter Carl Teichgraber

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Teichgraber, Walter Carl

December 13, 1933 - January 31, 2019

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Walter (Wally) Teichgraber on January 31, 2019 at the age of 85.  Walter died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Walter was born on December 13, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, to devoted parents Kathie, a talented homemaker and Carl, a dye chemist for Dominion Textiles.

He had an idyllic childhood and his exuberance for life soon found a love and natural ability for sports.  He excelled in high diving, hockey, racquetball, skiing, and fastball.

Walter attended Sir George Williams University and specialized in piping design technology, beginning his career in Montreal.  He married his first wife, Jacquie and soon had a son, Brian.  His career took him to Calgary, Vancouver then Powell River, where he worked in the mill’s engineering department and met his wife, Elaine, before becoming an independent contractor that took him to the U.S., northern Alberta and Calgary.  They had two children, Kurtis and Tiffany.

Walter was a weekend ski instructor throughout his life and loved the sport second only to his world class talent and passion as the star pitcher for Montreal’s Steinberg’s fastball team.  Even as he got older he continued to pitch and coach into his early fifties.

Walter’s love for meticulous detail showed in his beautiful tropical fish aquariums, model railroading, model tall ship building and photography.  His love for food inspired him to take Asian cooking classes from celebrity chef Stephen Yan, and as age edged out sports, boating in Desolation Sound became his favorite pastime.

Walter suffered a stroke in 2013 and combined with other health issues began to decline.  Before he passed he wanted family and friends to know how much they meant to him throughout his life.

The family would like to thank Dr. Skobkareva for her compassion and care, the fire department, ambulance paramedics, police, coroner and Stubberfield’s, for their gentle kindness at the end of his life.

Walter is missed by his wife Elaine, sons Brian (April) and Kurtis, daughter Tiffany and grandchildren, Ryan, Tate and Eli.

Together we ran our hands through the water and watched it glow with a million sparkling lights…you are that light.  Love you forever.

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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Anne Parker
Relation: acquaintance of his wife

Elaine and family. My sympathies to all of you as you face this loss of your husband and father. Find comfort in all the special memories that you shared and your hearts will heal with time.

Sincerely,
Anne Parker

From: Clarke Fuller & Sherri Payne
Relation: Friend

Sorry for your loss Elaine. Clarke and I wish to send our condolences to you and your family. Wally always made time to stop and have a conversation with us and we will remember his gentle smile and sense of humour. Take care, Clarke and Sherri

From: Donna Anaka

Elaine, we are very sorry to hear of Walters passing. John and Donna Anaka

From: Carmela & Ed Oldfield
Relation: Friend

Dear Elaine and family,
We are saddened to hear of Wally’s passing. We hope you feel surrounded by much
love. Our deepest sympathies, Carmela & Ed

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