Walter Haszard Oldring

April 14, 1939 - February 17, 2022
February 19, 2022 7 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Wally Oldring. He was the beloved husband of Charlene, father of Rick (Noelle) & Gregg (Margaret), favoured son, Howard Smith, grandfather to Griffin (Lara), Ella, Harris, and Ray.

Born Walter Haszard Dyer, he was known as Wally Oldring by his friends and family. His father Ernie Dyer died and his mother Beth later married Harold Oldring. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Anne.

Wally loved God and loved people. He had many friends and was friendly and welcoming to everyone.

His community was his church, his woodworking group, his coworkers and his clients in real estate. He valued everyone.

He enjoyed traveling, working with wood, good food, singing, movies and popcorn and a good pun.

He was a natural salesman. His gifts were clear as early as ten years old selling for the Edmonton Journal when he caught the eye of Charlene, 5, who would sing, “Walter, Walter, lead me to the alter.'' Twenty years later, he did. Charlene was the love of his life and he was hers. They were married for 53 years.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb 26th at McLaurin Baptist Church Edmonton at 10:00am In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gull Lake Baptist Camp (Gull Lake Center - or the charity of your choice.

  1. Dear Rick and Family,
    Thinking of you at this time. Fondly remember having dinner at your parents home whilst we were in Edmonton. Take care,


    Gordon Williams.

  2. Charlene, Rick and Greg, we are sorry to learn of Wally.s death. We have such great memories of time spent with your family in the James Street Baptist Days so many years ago and then making chocolates with those huge slabs sent from your connection in Edmonton. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve your loss. He has left a legacy of love, compassion and fun that will help you navigate the path forward. Treasure the memories.
    Scott and Nikki Brooks

  3. Blessed to have known and spend many meals breaking bread with the Oldrings. Wally was wise, generous and always kind. May you rest in peace my Friend, I will miss you greatly. My deepest condolences to you Charlene, Gregg and the rest of the family.

  4. We will miss our dear Uncle Wally. He was one of the first church family to make us welcome to Canada and was so helpful in our transition journey with his hospitality, kindness, wisdom and laughter. But knowing he is in the best place now and that we will meet him some day leaves us with hope and anticipation. Our prayers and love to dear Charlene and the family.

  5. Thank you so much for being a bright and kind person in our lives, “Uncle Wally”. When we immigrated to Canada, you were the first person to greet us and give us practical help. Thank you for modeling friendship and grace and for being so humble and always willing to see the funny side of things. We will really miss you. Rebecca Ipe

  6. Thank you Charlene and family for sharing Wally with us for all these years. Wally was a regular at Wednesday morning prayer breakfast and his wit and warmth are remembered fondly. Wally the optimist was always part of the solution not the problem. Rest in Peace.

  7. Dear Charlene,

    Our deepest condolences to you and family. Take good care.
    Lim Family, Singapore

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