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Walter's Gift

by cam59mac,

As a Brantford girl living in Edmonton when Wayne played for the Oilers, I will never forget when my parents were visiting one Christmas. The phone rang and it was Walter. He had arranged tickets for us all to attend an Oiler's game. Do I need to mention that no one believed me when I got off the phone?! My dad worked with someone who was friends with Walter and he mentioned to Walter that my parents would be in Edmonton visiting their daughter. Walter was so generous in arranging this for us since none of us had ever met him. At the time and for all those years afterwards I often wondered why Walter would do this for total strangers. However, after reading all the amazing tributes about Walter when he passed, I realized why. I am sad that I never had the pleasure of meeting Walter in person.

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