Walter “Wally” Roy Kimpton

December 15, 1941 - November 26, 2022

We have lost one of the good ones.

On Saturday, November 26, 2022, battling serious illness, Wally unexpectedly passed away. He was a gentle and kind man and a loving husband to Debbi who in his words was “such a good fit”. He will be greatly missed.

Wally enjoyed his 36-year teaching career in Transcona-Springfield SD, carpooling with his good friend Lorraine. His love of the folk music scene began early and continued through his life. He had fond memories of his time at the Fourth Dimension. Wally was a truly proud Canadian and supporter of the Arts. He loved the CBC and the CFL and was a season ticket holder for many years with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (even though he was a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan, we loved him anyway). Wally was a voracious reader, daily crossword puzzle solver and had a wealth of trivia knowledge. He was happiest with a glass of red wine, a book and Debbi by his side.

Wally leaves behind in great sorrow, his beloved wife Debbi Miles, sister Edith Lyons, son Michael Kimpton and partner, sisters and brothers-in-laws; Gordon and Jennifer Miles, Mark Miles, Vince and Cathi Cerasani. He was Uncle Wally to many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved deeply and who loved him in return.

Wally’s life will be celebrated with a Come and Go on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Main Gallery at the William Glesby Centre, 11 2nd St. NE, Portage la Prairie, MB.  There will be a toast in his honour at 2:30 p.m.

If you wish to honour Wally’s life by making a donation, please consider supporting the Arts.

“We didn’t know we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun” A.A. Milne

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