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Patrick James Walker

01/05/1969 - 13/11/2021

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Obituary For Patrick James Walker

May 1, 1969 – November 13, 2021

Patrick James Walker was born in Calgary, Alberta on May 1st, 1969 to Bruce and Diane.

At the age of 8, James moved to Grande Prairie, where he finished his school years. Shortly after graduation, he was married to Lorrie, his high–school sweetheart. They were married for 33 years and had six children and six grandchildren. James was a family man through and through, always putting others before himself. His winsome smile and contagious laughter will be remembered fondly for years to come.

James trained as a psychologist at the University of Alberta and served as a counselor in the Grande Prairie area for over 25 years. A lifelong Christian, James volunteered for several faith communities and causes both locally and abroad. James passed away on November 13, 2021, after a three- year battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed.

He now awaits the resurrection together with all those who hope in Christ.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Victory Church on the Rock in Grande Prairie, AB this Saturday Nov. 20th at 11:00 am. Admission to the in-person celebration is by invitation only; however, the service will be live-streamed for those who wish to attend virtually.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

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  • Our deepest condolences to the Walker family and extended families and friends .We never had the opportunity to meet Patrick but knowing Bruce, Diane and Christine we know he must have been a fantastic man. May you all take comfort in knowing that the memories you share will keep his spirit alive. Love to all Joanne and John Johnson

  • It was our joy to be able to attend James' celebration of life online from Penticton. What a wonderful tribute and testimony of a faith walked out through daily life. As former neighbours of the Walkers, we witnessed it many times. James, indeed, spent many hours in the garage fabricating many things. And, we remember that laugh and smiling face. It was so nice to see the "grown up" family and the new grandchildren via video and photos. Hugs to you all. Karen and Randy Repka

  • Diane I am so very sorry for your loss. Elaine Klukas

  • I had the privilege of working with James for a number of years of pace. I always appreciated and admired his calm manner and his respect for colleagues and clients alike. He was such a gentle good caring man. He will be missed. Cherish the memories. I am holding the entire family in my prayers.

  • To the Walker and Major families - we send our deepest sympathies on James' passing. He is proof that a full life can be a short one. He will live on through his childrens' children and in every heart who knew him. Den & Corinne

  • I had the pleasure of working with James over many years at PACE. He was such a kind and gentle man. I enjoyed the talks we would have at the front desk or the photo copy room. He will be missed. Rest In Peace James

  • James will be missed, my deepest sympathy to his family. What a caring, good man that treated everyone with such compassion and understanding. Yes rest your wings James...rest in peace.

  • My deepest condolences to you, his family, for this sad news of James's death. I remember him from retreats. He always had a kind and gentle spirit about him. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. I imagine it is unbearable to say goodbye. I'm so sorry.

  • Bruce & Diane, Our deepest sympathies on the passing away of Jamie. We have many fond memories of our hockey days together, camping trips and West Coast Hike. He was always a great team player. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family also. It is just so sad someone so young had to leave so soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Phyllis & Lloyd Borgford

  • James was such an amazing listener!!! He had such a great sense of humour. It was an honour to work alongside home Pat Stuka

  • I was James' colleague at PACE. James was an extremely knowledgeable and well respected Psychologist and was always available for consultation. More importantly, James was a genuinely caring, compassionate, and kind man. He had a gentle presence that made everyone feel comfortable. We all are going to miss James. I extend my sincerest condolences to James' family.

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