WALKER, John David “Dave”


Born February 15, 1939 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, John David “Dave” Walker died at his Sudbury home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 surrounded by family. Predeceased by his parents, Augustus and Pauline, and his brothers-in-law Gordon, Jack and Ev.  Dave is survived by his wife Sarah, sons David (Susan) and Stephen, grandchildren Nigel (Blair), Alyssa (Matthew) and Alex, great-grandchildren Kate and Kenza, his siblings Michael (Ellis) and Margot (Stefan), brother-in-law Frank II (Betty Ann), and sisters-in-law Myrtle, Shirley, and Belle. A devoted family man and admired educator, Dave lived an active life. He especially enjoyed swimming, music and the great outdoors. After retiring from Levack District High School, an institution he loved, he volunteered at the Sudbury Canoe Club, the local ALS and Memorial Societies, and the Continuing Care wing of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. A staunch atheist, Dave had a deeply Christian outlook. He was genuinely interested in people as people. He learned something from every human encounter and never forgot a face. He was warm, idiosyncratic and full of welcoming laughter. He will be sorely missed. Dave’s life will be celebrated at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 503, 3 St. James St., Onaping, on Friday, June 17, 2022 from 2:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Family and friends will share memories at 3:00 p.m. Donations can be made in his memory to WarAmps.ca.


7 Condolences

  1. Such sad news to hear about Mr. Walker’s passing. He was a wonderful teacher and friend to all who knew him. He and my Dad Tom Parry were great friends. I’d like to think they’re off somewhere laughing and enjoying their new adventures together. Condolences from the Parry’s.

    By: Kathie Parry
    June 11, 2022
  2. My condolences to the family. I met Dave at badminton and the YMCA. He was a great guy. Just goes to show you that you do not have to be religious to be a good person.

    By: Don Rocheleau
    June 10, 2022
  3. Dave was like a father to me in my badminton world..
    He played with respect and showed great sportsmanship.
    He loved to watch great games. I can hear
    him say “play the tramlines”. He played
    well at all level and enjoyed every minute of it.
    Dave was a joy and a blessing to have on
    and off the court.
    I will miss him tremendously.
    My sincere condolences to the family.

    Rest in peace

    Lynn Michel

    By: Lynn Michel
    June 10, 2022
  4. Sorry for your loss Sarah

    By: David
    June 10, 2022
  5. Dave (Mr. Walker to me) was a wonderful and inspiring Biology teacher at Levack District High school.
    He will be missed.

    By: Michael Mirka
    June 10, 2022
  6. I met Dave at the Sudbury Canoe Club when I moved Sudbury in 2005. We shared a love of windsurfing and were both teachers and spent many hours talking at the club and on the water together. Dave devoted many hours to the club and to helping people learn to windsurf. He set up the race course, built and installed docks every spring and helped take them out in the fall. He volunteered and made a real difference in the lives of the people who live in Sudbury.
    I will miss Dave’s ready smile and positive attitude this summer and I will think of him every time I head out on the water. He was a dear friend and he will be sorely missed 😔🙏

    By: Jeffrey Wood
    June 9, 2022



    By: Joe
    June 9, 2022

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