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122 Lathlin Ave., Box 416 THE PAS, MB R9A 1K5

Walter Krivda
In Memory of
Walter Vladimir 
Krivda
1932 - 2018
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Obituary for Walter Krivda

Walter  Krivda
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Walter Krivda. Walter died peacefully in his sleep at St Paul’s Personal Care Home in The Pas, MB on the evening of Monday September 17, 2018 at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his father John, his brother Arnold and his mother Annie. Left to mourn his passing are his nephews Kevin (Amanda), Keith, Marty, Greg, John, Vance, Vernon, niece Debbie and long-time friend Gene Germain and other family and friends.
As a child Walter was fascinated with nature, he could often be found catching bugs, chasing butterflies and pressing flowers. Even as a teenager when most of the kids would be hanging out at the Paris Café he could be found picking mushrooms or exploring and collecting specimens in the fields. Walter’s childhood included his most cherished memory of the day his baby brother Arnold was born. Arnold became his student and friend. They remained close throughout their lives and Walter never really did accept his brother’s death in 2004. Walter lived for years with his mother Annie in the home his father John built on Crossley Ave. They could often be found in their gardens, making preserves or telling stories until she had to move into St. Paul’s Personal Care Home.
Walter obtained his education from the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg. He worked in various locations as a Park Naturalist, Botanist, Entomologist and Teacher until he yearned to return to his home in The Pas. He then began a long career as a Professor at the Keewatin Community College. 40 years later, he officially retired but still felt the need to educate and continued tutoring students. He was proud of his students and always spoke of them, even during his last days. Walter thought of every person he met as a friend, a confidant and someone he could advise. Walter was the recipient of the award for Memorable Manitobans. This was awarded to him for his contribution to Manitoba in the teaching profession and for his many years of research in natural history and work for museums.
Walter lived an extraordinary and happy life learning, teaching, collecting specimens, giving lectures at various universities and telling stories. Walter was a pillar of the community, a local historian and legend of The Pas. He was a kind, gentle, generous, unique man with a great sense of humor. He was often seen giving away fruit to anyone passing by or saying hello to him. Some of the local children knew him as Santa, we knew him as Uncle Walter.
Until we meet again. “See Ya Later”

Funeral service to be held at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, The Pas, MB, Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00pm. There will be a viewing for friends and family from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Private interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6, would be appreciated by Walter’s family.

Reluctance

by Robert Frost

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question ‘Whither?’

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?

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