Mrs. Lavina Walters

Mrs. Lavina Ruth Walters (Van Voris)

Wednesday, May 27th, 1942 - Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lavina Walters at 6:13 pm on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. Born May 27, 1942 in Fort William, Ontario, she lived in Thunder Bay all of her life.

Lavina worked a number of jobs – Kemps Fisheries, Keenan Sheet Metal and Kenworth Trucks before becoming self employed at Smith & Walters Welding Ltd, Trailer Warehouse and Wash Yer Wheels.

Family was the most important thing and she absolutely beamed when everyone was together. Lavina was loved and respected by all. She was quick witted and had a great sense of humour. Her laughter will always be remembered.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ken, daughter, Laurie (Tony Hald), and son, Tim (Michelle). Grandchildren Tabetha Driol (Aaron),Travis Harju (Simone), Steven Walters and Shaun Walters (Krista) and great-grandchild, Hannah. She is also survived by her brother, George VanVoris, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Lavina was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Irene VanVoris.

Always happiest near water (or in a waterfight), Ken and Lavina owned camps in the area, and a summer house on a river in Griffith, Ontario.

Many thanks to all of the doctors and nurses in 3C, ICU, 2A and Palliative Care for taking care of Lavina in her final days.

In accordance with Lavina’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Should friends so desire, donations made in memory of Lavina to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James.
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Peter Lucas

Posted at 08:20am
My sincere condolences to Ken and the Walters family.
Lavina was a very special lady and she will be missed.

Peter G Lucas

brenda bond

Posted at 10:12am
It is with heavy heart that I am writing this. However, it is with light heart that I have many memories of Lavina and Ken over the many years we have known them. The fondest memories are in Yuma Arizona where we met them as we were all snowbirds. I got to know Lavina and Ken when they repaired the universal joint in our motorhome. Actually Ken repaired and Lavina and I socialized (you know what I mean). Fond memories are also at the lake in their lovely "retreat" where we went boating and of course socializing. I remember the pleasant upbeat personality of Lavina with her compelling laugh. Though we did not see them often as we live a long distance away, Lavina will always be considered my adopted sister. We kept in touch through e-mails and I looked forward to receiving her emails on a regular basis. I am shocked. My condolences to Ken and Lavina's family. Hold tight onto those memories.

Teena Chabot

Posted at 09:07am
I am so sorry to hear of Lavina's passing. Hugs to you Ken!

John Boban

Posted at 03:47pm
Ken, Tim, Laurie and Family,

My sincerest condolences to you on the passing of Lavina. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jodi Raynard Sissons

Posted at 08:33pm
I am deeply saddened by Lavina’s passing. A loving and caring lady with an infectious laugh and great sense of humour. She always made you feel welcome when you visited. I have many fond memories of time spent at the Walter’s home and of Ken and Lavina visiting with my mom and dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ken, Tim and Michelle, Laurie and Tony, her grandchildren and new great grand daughter. Your memory will live on in the lives of those who were blessed to know you.
Rest In Peace Lavina.
Love Jodi Raynard ❤️💕

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