A man of few words, but actions that spoke volumes. He gave his family a lifetime of caring and love.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sophie
(Kozycki) sons Michael, (Adisai), Daniel (Faith), daughter Helen Marie Secco. Two grandchildren, Marisa Janicki, Andy Janicki (Amanda), great grandchildren Dylan and Brooklyn. His only brother Cass (Shirley), nephew John, niece Debbie and family. Predeceased by his parents and nephew Ray.
Walter was born to Frank and Annie Janicki in Kenora, Ont. where he attended school before leaving for a small company pulp mill town of Terrace Bay, Ont. on the tip of Lake Superior. There he got his millwright certificate and brought his new bride Sophie from Kenora.
In 1960 they moved to Castlegar, B.C. to a new pulp mill where they lived for 50 years. A recurring back problem and three surgeries forced him to retire. The following years were spent between Christina Lake and Arizona, until the worsening back forced him into a lovely, new care facility in Grand Forks. Although the care home was lovely and the staff excellent, he wanted to be in his cozy, little log home at Christina Lake.
He loved woodworking and was always looking for a project.
A good man has left us, but never, ever forgotten.
A celebration of life will be held at the cabin in the spring.
The family thanks everyone for the calls and cards.