Wayne Walker Obituary

 Wayne Walker Obituary – Remembering a Beloved Member of Big Ridge

Wayne Walker Obituary

The community of Big Ridge mourns the loss of Wayne Walker, who passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on July 19, 2023. Wayne’s life was filled with passion for farming, wildlife, and his favorite actor, Clint Eastwood. This article pays tribute to Wayne Walker, sharing details about his career, family, and the impact he had on his community.

 Remembering Wayne Walker – A Life Full of Passion

Wayne Walker’s life was a testament to his passions. Born in Sydney and raised in a loving family, Wayne developed a love for farming, animals, birdwatching, drafting, and Clint Eastwood movies from an early age. These passions remained with him throughout his life, shaping the person he became and the relationships he built.

 A Dedicated Career and Community Involvement

Wayne worked as a drywaller and was once employed with Nova Scotia Power Commission. Additionally, he was an active member of the Marion Bridge Community Pasture Association, serving as its president for a period. His dedication to his work and community made him a respected figure among his peers and neighbors.

Fond Family Memories and Legacy

Wayne Walker’s loving wife, Dale (Petrie), and his children, Doreen (Timmy) and Douglas (Renee), share cherished memories of a devoted husband and father. Wayne’s presence brought joy to the lives of his grandchildren – Hayden and Addison Walker and Jacob MacIntosh. He leaves behind siblings, Diane (Mick) Bryne, Kent (Debi), and Neil (Cathy), along with numerous close friends and extended family members.

A Heartfelt Appreciation

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Homecare, The Cove, CBRH 4D, and Palliative Care for their exceptional care and support during Wayne’s final days.

Heading 5: Private Family Graveside Service

As per Wayne’s wishes, a private family graveside service will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023, at Riverview Cemetery. The service will be officiated by Rev. Lydia MacKinnon. The family requests privacy during this time of mourning.

 Memorial Donations and Condolences

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Cape Breton Branch of the SPCA or Riverview Cemetery, Marion Bridge. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and kind words from friends and community members during this difficult time.


The passing of Wayne Walker has left a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and the Big Ridge community. He will be remembered for his passion for life, dedication to his work, and love for his family. As the community offers their deepest sympathies and kind words, the memory of Wayne Walker will remain a source of comfort and strength during this challenging time.

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