WALKER, Charles W. “Chuck” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Monday, September 7, 2015, in his 93rd year. Loving husband for 64 years to the late Evelyn (nee Paul) Walker (2008). Dearly loved father of Susan Van Berkel (Hans) of Kerwood. Cherished grandfather of Greg Van Berkel (Kristin), Geoff Van Berkel (Judy), Johanna Bos (Darryl), and Mark Van Berkel (Tracy). Also fondly remembered by 20 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Mary Hodges and Sally Paul, as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Born in St. Thomas, May 28, 1923, he was the son of the late Truman and Amelia (nee Tegg) Walker. Chuck was the former owner/operator of Walker Repair Service, St. Thomas. He was a motorcycle, stock car racing, and go-cart racing enthusiast. Chuck was a member of the Elgin County Trials Rider Club and the Canadian Speedway Motorcycle Club, an honourary member of the Welland County Motorcycle Club and a former member of the Flower City Riders Club. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, September 11th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
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