Capt John "Johnny" Walker, CD (Ret’d)

    • Capt John (Johnny) Walker, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain John "Johnny" Walker, CD (Ret’d) in Chilliwack on 26 July 2015 at the age of 97.

    John was a WW II veteran who enlisted in 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers on 5 September 1939 in Halifax NS. He went overseas in 1943 where he was initially with 1 Canadian Engineer Reinforcement Unit before rejoining his unit. John fought the WW II engineer battle throughout Northwest Europe with 1 Field Company.

    After returning to Canada and being demobilized, John enlisted in the Permanent Force in September 1945. He spent the first nine years in a variety of positions at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (RCSME). John then served with 1 and 3 Field Squadrons before deploying on a tour with United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt. Returning to RCSME, he served 1957-1958 in Recruit Squadron and Apprentice Training Squadron

    As Warrant Officer II, John was then selected for Commissioning from the Ranks and was promoted to Captain. As a commissioned Officer he commanded 3 Engineer Stores Depot in Petawawa, ON until his retirement. Johnny then returned to Chilliwack and enjoyed a long retirement.

    No funeral arrangements, by request.  {khDec2015}