It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our brother, Walter, on April 12, 2022.

Walter was born on May 23, 1933, in Kamloops, BC. and was raised on the family farm along with his 5 siblings in Darfield, BC. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary, brother Paul, and sister Margaret.

Walter is lovingly remembered by his brother Kenny (Joy), sister, Rosemary (Jim), cousins Bruno (Karen), Pat (Jan) Sellner and many
nephews and nieces.

Walter attended UBC in the Spring of 1960 and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately went to work for MacMillan Bloedel at their Vancouver Plywood division. Walter also had the privilege of being part of designing a new plant in Hudson’s Bay, Saskatchewan in the early 1970’s and eventually retired in 1993. After living in Ladner, BC for the majority of his life with Mary, he returned to Kamloops to be closer to family.

Apart from a very successful career, Walter’s hobby was photography.
He bought his first camera in 1948 for $3.50 and was never without it. Whether he was capturing special family moments, a friend’s celebration or the latest antique tractor or old car, Walter left us a legacy that we are forever grateful for.

A celebration of Walter’s life will be held at the Darfield Community
Hall on Saturday, May 7th at 2:00 p.m.

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4 Tributes

    Posted April 30, 2022 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I worked for Walter over 40 years ago while going thru University. A better human being I’ve not met. We stayed friends since then, a good friend and an exceptional Engineer. Heart felt sympathies to the family from both of us.

  2. John & Leslie Dart
    Posted May 6, 2022 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Walter was a great friend to all our family and a close friend and neighbour to my brother Peter. They shared many projects together. Walter was always there to lend a hand and always came up with a good engineering solution.
    He was a good friend to my Father, John T., and spent a lot of time scanning and captioning all of Dads’ old photos. He also enjoyed photographing and documenting the old cars.
    He was a truly good person. Thoughtful, helpful and kind to everyone.
    Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

  3. Maryanne Belcham
    Posted May 7, 2022 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Mr. Schilling was a true gentleman. My thoughts are with his family. Love too you all.

  4. Arthur Schmon
    Posted September 25, 2022 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Walter was a key player in the development and commercialization of Parallam during the 70s and 80s and I had great the pleasure of working with him and getting to know him over those years. He had an easy smile and a good nature – a truly good person – and I am so saddened to hear of his passing.

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