Stan Walter

 Remembering Stan Walter

A long-time Museum volunteer, Stan was a quiet, cheerful Member around the Museum - often with camera in hand.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Stan on June 17th, 2021.
Stan will always be remembered for his patience, kind and generous heart and the ability to captivate cross generations in engaging conversations that were always stimulating, He had a keen love for history and adventure always challenging himself. .
Stan's lifelong career in photography began at the age of 15 at his family's photo studio in Vernon.
At the age of 24, he attended university then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where his love of flying became a passion. After retiring from the Air Force reserve in 1964 at the rank of Flight Lieutenant, Stan continued his photo journalism with the Columbian, Sun, and Province newspapers. He then opened his studio "Stan Walter Photography" in New Westminster specializing in weddings, portraiture and school photography which enabled him to continue to fly his own aircraft servicing school photographers throughout Western Canada.
In 1975 Stan decided to take up sailing and with his family spent many summers on the B.C. coast; a passion and love it became. In 1989 Stan and Emily sailed to Europe in their 42 foot sloop and what an adventure it was, spending 13 years in the Mediterranean and twice crossing the Atlantic.
In later life he volunteered at the Langley "Museum of Flight" as a tour guide and also assisted at Langley Senior Resource Centre.
A special thanks to all the staff on 2 South at the Langley Memorial Hospital who so kindly cared for Stan.
If desired, donations in his memory can be sent to the " Museum of Flight" in Langley.
A celebration of Stan's life will be held in the fall.
(From Stan's family)