Walter Santos Martins
August 2, 1976 - June 23, 2017
Surrounded by his loving family, Walter Santos Martins of Edmonton passed away on Friday June 23, 2017 at the age of 40 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving family; parents Gilberto and Maria Martins, his brother Duarte (Helena) Martins, his niece Miranda as well as many relatives and dear friends.
6:00PM Thursday June 29, 2017
Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Church
12311-55 Street Edmonton, AB
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00AM Friday June 30, 2017
Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Church
12311-55 Street Edmonton, AB
St. Michael's Cemetery
Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2
Aos pais e irmão de Walter Santos Martins é com muita consternação e tristeza que lhe apresentamos os mais profundos sentimentos de pesar pela morte do seu extremoso filho e irmão.
Para Gilberto e Maria Martins e Duarte, rogamos a Deus que vos dê forças e ânimo para suportar a dor imensa que neste momento vos aflige e ofereça ao Walter o repouso eterno.
I miss my friend. Walter was kind, funny, giving, caring and a gentle soul. He was admired by so many people and his helpful manner was so appreciated. I’ll miss our talks, our laughs and our serious (or not so serious, depending on the day) sharing life conversations. He brought joy to the lives of those he was surrounded by and I’ll always be grateful that I found a friend like him.
I feel so very blessed for the time we had together in friendship. The world is a sadder place without you here. Until we meet again…
Deepest condolences to your family
My deepest condolences to the entire Martins family for the loss of a son, brother, family member and a true friend to all. Thank you for the memories Walter. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.
So sorry for your loss. Walter was a wonderful man.
May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Walter. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to Heaven.
My condolences on the passing of Walter. May he rest in peace .
Our Deepest Condolences to our dear cousins out west In Edmonton and throughout the Globe on this devastating loss! Walter you were one of a kind young man with such a kindred heart! you will be missed from us but God has gained a new Angel to watch over us! REST IN PEACE cousin! Your suffering is over! We ask God to give strength specially to Primo Gilberto, prima Maria dos Santos, cousins Duarte and his amazing wife Helen and their daughter for all they’ve done to his last moments with us. We are thinking of you and our hearts are heavy with pain and can’t imagine how you are all feeling. We love you. The Mendanha
Walter was a true professional in his important purchasing role. I’ve worked with Walter for many years as a key supplier to NCA and Brock White and had tremendous respect for the thorough, accurate and professional manner that Walter always portrayed in his purchasing position, buying my products and keeping his company well stocked and ready to do business. I am so thankful that I was able to get to know Walter in our occasional lunches together away from the office. Rest In Peace Friend.
Oh my sweet Walter. I never called him Walter his nickname was Willy Walter.. not sure where it came from but it stuck.. I worked with Willy for 7.5 years and can say we probably got in one argument. He was the most laid back chilled guy I knew and just went with the flow. Every Christmas he would make his homemade kaluha and bring it to work and share it with all the staff but would always give me extra cause we were pals. ? i would sit in Willy’s office when I was bored or having a bad day and we would vent to eachother, those were the days. Then we started walking and doing the stairs together at lunch and would laugh and cry all at the same time. Willy did good he was running up them at one piont. When my mom passed away I was off work for a while and every week Willy would check up on me and give me the gossip at work. He really appreciated my situation as I know he has a strong connection with his mom as well. Willy was very hard working at work and at home. I would give home daily shit that he needs to go home. He would start work around 8:30 And not leave for 12+ hours .. i would say now listen Walter nobody else works that here everyone is here for 8 hrs why are you staying for so long. All the work that you stay late for can be done the next day and if it doesn’t happen oh well. Walter always agreed with me. But still stayed. I remember the day he told me he was you going to Vegas his first real holiday.. was was super excited for him. I think after Vegas he started to get the travel bug. I could go on for hours about Willy Walter, he was a special guy the most down to earth fella I have ever met and i know for a fact i Will never meet another guy like him in my lifetime. To his mom and father and brother.. it saddens me that I have to give my condolences to you at this time as Walter was a young buck just waiting to start his life . Cancer isn’t fair. Know that I pray for you and think about you everyday. Rest in peace Willy!
There are no words to describe how completely heartbroken I am. You were truly one of a kind and I will miss you terribly. Thank you for your amazing friendship !! Rest in Peace my friend.
Please accept my sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Walter. It was truly an honor to have know such a great person and I will sincerely miss him. May the power of your faith embrace and comfort you & your Family in this difficult time. I can honestly say that in my 50 years on this earth and out of all the people I have met during that time Walter was one of the most kindest & caring & hardest working persons I have known. I will never forget his laugh and I will never forget him.
Our hearts at ABF Freight are saddened with the news of the passing of our long time customer and friend. Walter was such a kind man and always exercised fair business practices. He would share stories of helping his family decorate for Christmas, which was a big deal for him. He spoke of his love for family and the camping adventures they shared. Walter was never without a smile and his passing will leave a void that will be felt for years to come.
RIP Friend and may the Angels and our Heavenly Father rejoice in your arrival.
To the Martins family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Walter at National Concrete and he was such a wonderful soul. Always a happy go lucky kind of guy willing to do things for others. May he rest in peace.
I consider myself fortunate to have known Walter during my time working at National Concrete Accessories. I found Walter to be a most reliable and trustworthy individual. Walter was always willing to help others and always had a pleasant personality. Best of all Walter always made me laugh at just the right moments. I am sure Walter is enjoying all the benefits of Heaven.
Walter was one of my co-workers at Unipac. He was a very kind and thoughtful person. He always made me laugh she. I was down..i am very shocked to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to all his family and loved ones. You will be missed.
I knew Walter for many years and consider him one of my dearest friends. Walter and I had many five plus hour meals together, reworking all the subjects of life. What fun we had. Walter also had the greatest Christmas village one could ever create. He was such a gifted man in so many ways.
I will miss Walter dearly but I know he is very happy now. Thank you Walter for sharing your life with me, you are a great gift to many people.
Dear Martins Family;
We are truly saddened to hear of Walter’s early passing. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you all. May The Perpetual Light Shine Upon Walter’s Soul.
Pat, Dave Sawich andFamily
So sorry for you loss my condolences to the Martin family
Lamento profundamente esta perda do meu querido primo Walter.
Infelizmente a distância física entre Portugal e o Canadá impediram-me de disfrutar mais da sua companhia, mas nas poucas vezes em que estivemos juntos foi uma enorme alegria e felicidade…
Lamento que os meus tios estejam a passar esta ENORME dor…
Lamento que o meu primo Duarte tenha perdido uma parte de si…
Lamento as SAUDADES que toda a família e amigos sentem do nosso Walter….
Há dores insuportáveis de se sentir, esta é sem dúvida uma delas!!!
Tinhas tanto para viver e tanto para dar!
A vida é muita injusta.
Até um dia meu querido.
I worked with Walter at Brock White and will always remember his kind and gentle manner. He was a wonderful man, a hard worker and an encouraging friend to many. Although we only spoke sporadically after he left BW, he never failed to email me on my birthday. I always enjoyed our little chats and I’ll never forget his thoughtfulness in remembering me year after year.
My thoughts and prayers are with Walter’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed by many, but I take comfort in knowing he’s no longer in pain and that we’ll see him again one day.
Walter was a favorite call of mine when stopping in at NCA, he will be sadly missed and my visits won’t ever be the same. Until we meet again my friend.
To: Martins family! Our condolences, and may his memories be eternal. God rest his soul.
I am honored to have known and worked with Walter. Walter had a wonderful laid back, easy going outlook on life. Walter’s passing was a shock and I will miss him always. My condolences.
I am so sorry for your loss. I was new to the NCA family Feb 2017. Walter was so great at making me feel welcome. As I was learning my role he was instrumental in training me on his area of expertise. Walter and I spent many nights a the office talking about ways he Wouk like to make NCA and his area better for all. He was always fun to speak to he was a kind and gentle soul. Walter was great with his team and last bed by all. His passing is a shock to us all and I miss him very much. My God bless your family and let him hold you during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Walter was appreciated and loved for his contibution to all of us.
My deepest sympathy to Walters family. Taken from us all too early, he will be missed. Good bye good friend.
Walter was a wonderful colleague and friend. No matter how challenging the day or week was he always completed it with a smile and always said thanks even though some may not of deserved his kind words. I will never forget his camping advise that he gave me which lead to large hole in the top of my camper!!!! WALTER!!!!! Haaaaa. I have many different and deserving stories to tell about our friend Walter that would make you laugh with tear and smile. My wife and I was sadden to hear about his illness, before we knew it his suffering had ended. I wish we had more time to reminisce past memories together. Our thoughts and prayer’s go to Walter’s family and friends. Walter thank you for the memories my friend. Cheers!!! Walter, may you rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Walter was one of a kind. Always a gentleman. Knew how to laugh and have a good time. Will miss this gentle soul. God keep him close as he was one of a kind. Rest in peace and know that you were loved by all.
My deepest sympathy to the Martins family, I had the pleasure of not only a business relationship but a treasured friendship with Martin, he was a kind gentle man and such a value to Brock White and NCA. My condolences to his loved ones and may he rest in eternal peace.
My deepest sympathy to the Martins family. I worked with Walter at NCA…he was such an amazing…kind and caring man. I consider myself lucky to have known him. Gone way too soon…R I P Walter.
I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolence to the family of Walter Martins. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that God never intent for us to deal with sickness or death. But have assure in this wonderful promise that God holds out to each of us. He promise us that very soon he is going to reunite us back with all those loved ones that we have lost. (John 5:28,29) Until that time, cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Mr. Walter. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.