January 12, 2019
Friends and Family are invited to gather for a Memorial & Celebration of Life to be held on 9 March, 2019 at 2 pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort for Walter Laurie, who passed away on January 12, 2019 at the age of 96.
Walter’s endless energy and passion left an impression on all who knew him. He came to Nelson with Canadian Pacific Railway but after retirement made the natural switch to Nelson’s Streetcar and was on the executive committee as well as holding the President’s position several times. He was known as Nelson’s Mr. Street Car promoting its service and importance as a symbol of Nelson’s history and sense of community.
Walter was a great provider to his family and instilled a sense of societal responsibility volunteering with the Scouts, Cadets, Churches and Rotary. He loved greeting people, singing Scottish songs, hosting community and family gatherings. His gift of gab was legendary, as well as his love for casting a fly for that elusive rainbow trout.
Memorial Donations can be made to the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, PO Box 602, Nelson BC, V1L 5R4.