Walter’s family mourns his unexpected passing on Monday January 17, 2022, at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, at the age of 68.
Walter was predeceased by his mother, Anna Dydyk (Kurko), father, Nicholas Dydyk, and brother Roman Dydyk. Walter is survived by his daughter Amanda, his beloved granddaughter, Sloane and grandson, Sterling. Walter will be dearly missed by his former spouse, Jo-anne Dydyk (Budreau), his son-in-law, Corwin Steeves, and his extended family and lifelong friends.
Walter was born in Toronto in 1953, growing up on Queen Street West in the heart of Parkdale. Walter was proud of his roots, having formed many of his lifelong friendships during his youth. He had a talent at a young age for pool, winning a championship as a teenager and continuing to use that talent to win large stuffed animals for his daughter at the Ex. Walter also loved sports, spending many years playing baseball with friends and watching his beloved football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Walter was a kid at heart with an incredible laugh. Walter worked hard for decades in logistics with many of those years as a truck driver. In the last number of years, Walter lived in the area of Port Credit where he enjoyed playing poker with friends, loved biking along the promenade and taking long walks in the neighbourhood.
While Walter left us too soon, we take comfort in him being reunited with his loving parents and brother once again.
Visitation will occur on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst, from 4pm-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 1pm at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Avenue, Toronto. Cremation to follow.
Please use this button to sign up to attend the visitation and/ or funeral. Feel free to sign up using your computer, tablet or mobile device.
If you are attending the visitation and service, please remember to sign up for both. You are required to sign up each person individually as opposed to 2 spots being reserved under 1 name. Please know that you are able to assist others by signing up those who may less proficient on a computer. You will need their full name and phone number. Please keep in mind that children and infants do count towards the total guests and must be signed up as well. Please also feel free to call the funeral home at 416-603-1444 if you would like some assistance. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation.
'Due to the current pandemic restrictions and direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective January 5, 2022 all funerals and visitations will be limited to the number of people in attendance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity in memory or by sending flowers to the funeral home.'
January 23, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Home Bathurst
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Panachyda at 7 PM
January 24, 2022
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church