Birdie L. Walker

July 4, 1920 – January 11, 2022
It is with bittersweet love and sadness that the family of Birdie Walker (nee Breshears) announce her passing on January 11, 2022, at the age of 101. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Vicky), Brian (JoAnne), and Ken (Rouchelle); her daughter, Sharon (Ta); 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Birdie was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Linda; and all 6 siblings.
Birdie was born in Missouri on July 4th, 1920. Her family moved to the Wetaskiwin area 5 years later. In 1947, Birdie married John Walker who farmed west of Wetaskiwin. Five children were born from 1948 to 1959. John passed away in 1970 and Birdie moved into Wetaskiwin and on with her life.
New activities included working as a camp cook for a group of scientists on Devon Island in the High Arctic. In 1973, she started working as a Nursing Attendant at the Wetaskiwin Nursing Home. She retired in 1985.
During the 1970s and beyond, Birdie travelled around the world at least once. Destinations included New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and the United States, including a trip with family to her Missouri birthplace. She travelled to Scotland 10 times to visit daughter Linda and family. In 2013, Birdie was inducted into the Wetaskiwin Historical Museum as an honoured Pioneer Woman.
A memorial celebration will be planned for a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Diabetes Canada or a charity of your choice.
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