Walter “Lodge” Bullock

After a short battle with Covid, Walter “Lodge” Bullock slipped away peacefully to join Ivy, on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Lions Prairie Manor at the age of 95 years and 15 days.

Left to treasure memories of him are his sister-in-law Betty Bullock; children Valerie (Dave), Gary (Debbie), Grant (Valerie), Garth (Tracy) and Donna. He will be missed by his grandchildren Robert, Kathy (Gary), Murray (Rita), Michael (Jessica), Tammy, Kendra (Eugene), Greg, Bryce, Kaitlyn, Charla (Jeff), Lindsey (Brad), Danielle (Scott), Erin (Tyson), Holly (Andy), Josh and Emma, Amanda (Dan), Kara and Travis; great-grandchildren Ryan, Cassidy, Madison, Violet, Tristan, Presley, Evander, Reed, Carter, Tyson, Jessica, Dylan, Paige, Nash, Blaise, Manix, Kazilee, Skylar and Cali; as well as nieces and nephews , too many to name. 

Walter was predeceased by the love of his life Ivy Bullock; infant son Walter Laurie; parents William and Christina (nee Krawchuk) Bullock; son-in-law Bill Smith; brothers/ sisters and in-laws Nick (Carrie), Sam, Anne (Bill), Minnie (Viv), Rose (Everett), Elsie (Gordon), Millie (Don), Vera (Bud) and Betty (Ronnie).

Walter spent his entire life on or nearby the farm. Dad raised cattle, pigs, chickens, crops, cucumbers and children.  Lodge and Ivy were renowned for their gardens, both vegetable and flowers. Even into their 80’s gardening was a special hobby all spring and summer. He and Mom spent days watching the Young and the Restless as well as curling.

As a youth, Walter would walk to town from the farm to take part in sports – hockey as a PCI Trojan and as a Portage Terrier, as well as playing rugby and baseball. Dad also had a lifelong passion for hunting. He was also a handyman, construction worker, farmer, gardener, taxi driver and owner. Dad completed Grade 11, and with two pals hopped a train, riding box cars to British Columbia. He returned two weeks later. Walter and Ivy met, fell in love, and married in 1949, and were a week short of 70 years of marriage when Mom passed away.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A viewing was held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel .

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Walter’s memory to Lions Prairie Manor Foundation Inc, 24 - 9th Street NE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3V4.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.