Walter Driedger was taken into the presence of our Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta.
Loving husband of Takako, supportive father to Kayko (Josh), Mika (Russ), and Emmi (Stefan), and proud grandfather of Akira, Hiro, Lochlann, Brynja, Toshi, and Mynah, he also leaves behind siblings Maria (John), Berni (Annette), Peter (Tatyana), and nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents, Gerhard and Hilda Driedger.
Walter Driedger was proud to be a professional engineer and mentored many others through his long career. Deeply impacted by his experience as a child refugee from Germany after WWII, he enjoyed helping other newcomers make Canada their home. He was a lifelong supporter of the Lutheran Churches he attended, including Shepherd of the Hills, Shepherd King, and Church of the Cross (all located in Calgary).
He will be remembered by his acquaintances, friends, and family for his excellent advice, his memorable stories, and his terrible jokes.
The funeral service for Walter will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00, hosted by Lutheran Church of the Cross. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service can be attended online by clicking here.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief. https://www.clwr.org/donate
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