Walter Charles Stratton

February 27, 1929 to March 7, 2017


Passed peacefully away holding the hand of his loving wife on March 7th, 2017, Captain Walter Charles Stratton, aged 88 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 63 years Myra; children Annie (Charles) Burgess, Frank (Barbara) Stratton, Wayne (Val) Stratton, Patsy Larocque, and Pearl (Hugh) Newman; grandchildren Andrew (Raelene) Burgess, Melanie (Robin) Williams, Angela (Ryan) Harris, John Stratton (Amber), Christopher Stratton, Vanessa (Andrew) McGrath, Gregory (Paula) Stratton, Christina Larocque, Melissa (Brendan) McAllister, Hugh (Alanna) Newman, and April Newman; great grandchildren Charlie, Myles, Brynn, Wesley, Carter, Dominic, Kennedy, Jordyn, and Jakob; as well as a large circle of family and friends. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Veteran’s Pavilion, for their exceptional care and support. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, on 329 Freshwater Road. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 11 a.m., with interment to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Field of Honour. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in Walter’s memory may be made to The Poppy Campaign.



10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on March 9, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Friday March 10th

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Our condolences to you and your family. We have fond memories of Walter during our many trips to Bell Island in the 1980s and 1990s. My father, Gordon, very much enjoyed his chats with Walter. We missed seeing him after his retirement. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Myra we were so saddened to hear of Skipper Walts passing. We have many fond memories of spending time at your house in Greenspond as well as the the many trips to Bell Island were all a pleasure to hear Walt tell stories. The kids have some great memories when hey would visit him on the bridge and he would let them steer the boat. Take care. Patsy and Brian Tremblett.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.. With love and remembrance….
Kim (Val’s Sister) and Mike Larose, Victoria BC

Patsy, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking about you though this difficult time.
Gary and Regina

So sorry to hear of Walts passing May the me,mories you hold in your heart
bring comfort to you during these days My thoughts and prayers are with you all
God Bless From Faith Stagg & Family

Aunt Myra, Annie, Frank, Patsy, Wayne, Pearl and families, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of a wonderful uncle. The Friday night phone calls have become less frequent in the last little while, but we always looked forward to that phone to ring right after the NTV news hour birthdays and anniversaries. Sorry we can’t be there with you all to celebrate his life, but please know each and every one of you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Uncle Walt we know you’re sailing on the ships of heaven. Big hugs to Aunt Myra

We are so sorry Pearl and family to hear about the passing of your dad. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow . Take care

Aunt Myra, Annie, Frank,Patsy, Wayne,Pearl and families. We were saddened to hear of Uncle Walt’s passing. Uncle Walt always appeared distinguished looking and well-groomed with a twinkle in his eye and a perpetual smile. Treasure the memories and may they comfort you in the days ahead. Due to sickness we are unable to be with you at this time. With our deepest condolences, Glenn and Edith

My most sincerest condolences to Walt’s wife and family. While I did not have the privilege to get to know him well or call him friend but my many interactions with him on the Bell Island ferry system would tell me it would have been a real privilege. He was such a professional, outgoing, respectful and friendly servant of the public. All who passed by would get that endearing smile evident on his obit picture along with a nod and a friendly comment.. Every once in awhile, I was fortunate to have slightly more extended conversation and every time I walked away feeling better.
He was a gentleman who somehow exuded respect and friendliness.
Rest in peace.
Ken Kavanagh
Bell Island

Don and Noreen Jackman and family
Sorry to hear of walts passing our prayers and taughts are with the families
At this time peace to all

To Aunt Myra & Family
Thinking of you all at this sad time. Deepest Sympathy to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank & Cindy.

So sorry to hear of Mr Strattons’ passing. Hope you find comfort in the happy memories with your Husband/Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

I grew up thinking Walt was my Uncle. I bugged him Daily to let me drive the boats. He let me in the wheelhouse and taught me all the different controls and let me take the wheel. Those were the best memories I have as a boy. As I grew older I still bugged him and hung out in the wheelhouse. I would go back n fourth all day long with him haha. He was so plesent and thrilled to spend that time with me. Such a Great Man. You will never be forgotten Uncle Walt. Thank you for all those memories and you were the best Capn’ ever. Rip Walt

Saddened by the news of Walter’s passing, no better neighbor and friend to be found in this world. Always quick with a wave, a wink and a smile, & the first to lend a hand. I’ll miss our chats over a cup of tea and Myra’s cookies.

Thinking of you all.


So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

To the entire extended family, Our thoughts are we you at this time. A part of the measure of what a great man Walt was is in each of you. He always enjoyed a good laugh, and was very welcoming to everyone. Our sincere condolences.

Pearl, I am deeply saddened for you and your family in this moment of pain. I know that what you are going through right now is very difficult. The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

So sorry to hear of uncle Walt’s passing. He was so sweet. Always loved the way he styled his hair. Condolences to all the family.

Myra and family,, I’m deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Shirley (wicks) Miller

,our deepest sympathy to Myra ,Pasty & all the stratton family.
Terry & Jackie Yetman

Patsy & Family
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
Thinking of you at this time.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the stratton family, Mr. Stratton was a very loving caring man, his stay with us was a blessing, the staff loved him he would always have a smile for you, no matter what, he will be miss by many people, RIP my friend…… Michelle Tulk

so sorry too hear of Walts passing he was a great man. Our deepest sympathy

Sorry to hear Mr. Stratton has passed away. Thinking of you Mrs. Stratton. We have missed him on the street with a wave in the mornings since you moved. Take care.

Myra and family, thinking of you at this very sad time and extending our deepest sympathy.Olive (Granter )and Bela

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

So sorry to hear that Uncle Walt has passed away. Hoping Aunt Myra is doing ok. Wishing I was in Newfoundland right now. Sending prayers to all the family.. xo

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.god bless.

To Myra and family, so sorry to here of Walts passing,,my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Annie