Walter Franklin Ritchie

January 12, 2021


Walter Franklin Ritchie

October 15, 1930 – January 12, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Walter Franklin Ritchie who passed away at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

He will be lovingly remembered and missed dearly by his wife Roberta “Nettie” Ritchie; children, Terry Strom, Pam (John) Helm and Kelly (Leona) Ritchie; grandchildren, Tara (Scott) Hollman, Yvan (Chontelle) Gosselin, Jonathan Gosselin, Anna (Vontel Murray) Strom, Christian (Lisa) Helm, Courtney (Rob) Hogg, Crystal (Tyler O’Brien) Budney, Brittany (Kyle Jacobs) Ritchie and Brayden (Hope Phillip) Ritchie; as well as great-grandchildren, Jenna, Nolan, Sydney, Lucas, Gavin, Brenden, Addisyn, Hayden, Ryan, Brynn, Logan, Leo, Ashtyn, Evan, Brantley, Sophia and Maverick.

He is predeceased by his parents John and Ida, son Gary Ritchie as well as numerous brothers and sisters.

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

The family wish to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Halladay as well as the nurses, and hospital staff at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre, Whitecourt Homecare and all others who upheld the family with all their thoughts and prayers.

For those who so desire, memorial contributions in Walter’s name may be made directly to the Cross Cancer Institute. 

Condolences may be sent to


Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere and Mykenna Cabral at:

Affinity Funeral Service

#1 4105 41st Avenue, Whitecourt, Alberta


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