July 18, 1920 – March 11, 2016
Born Waldemar Banco in Kulm, Besarabia, Romania
After having lived a long and productive life dedicated to family, faith, and hard work, Walter Banco passed away peacefully at the age of 95. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years, Ida Banco (nee Jess); four children: Don (Linda), Gordon (Marcella), Shirley (Peter) McGowan, and Carolyn Dares; grandchildren Andrea, Maria, Lindsey, Lorey, Kelly, Jennifer, John, Katie, Victoria, Jesse, and Josh; and seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Albert (Florence) and was predeceased by his sisters Lila (Fred) Kelm and Pauline Banco. Walter was well-known in the community as a farmer, bus driver, church counsellor, realtor, and landlord. He travelled extensively and enjoyed good health until 2007 at which time he became a resident of Northcott Care Centre. The family would like to thank the staff at Northcott for his wonderful care. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home with the Interment Service following at Forest Home Cemetery. All are invited for refreshments at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall at the conclusion of the services. Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Bible Society. To express condolences to Walter’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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