Merilainen Walter Kawko

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The family announces with sorrow his peaceful death at Hoivakoti Nursing Home at Finlandia Village in Sudbury, Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Walter was born on June 17th, 1936 in Rouyn Noranda Québec. Lifelong partner and companion for 53 years to Hilda Nadjiwan. Cherished father of Vania (Nelson) Merilainen-Dickson of Whitefish, Marc (Laura) Merilainen of Toronto, Nikki (Todd) Merilainen-Moore of Sudbury, Dawna Merilainen of Blind River, Suzanne (Vince) Shawbonquit of Naughton and Vicky Merilainen (Nick Cayen). Loving grandfather of Sindy, Joshua, Amanda, Ricky, Sasha, Naomi, Lisa, Spenser, Nina, Miika, Elijah, Fox, Cole, Daniel and Andre. He was the great grandfather of Hudsyn, Hayven, Nova, Tuukka, Hannah, Rayden, Tori, Terry and Bella. Walter is survived by his older brother Charlie Merilainen of Thunder Bay. As per his wishes cremation has taken place. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.

Condolence Messages

  1. Jozef Yoza Pilasanovic

    23 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    Marc, my honest, deepest condolences to you and your family! Once, when we have a bit of time, I’d like to hear about him and his journey.

  2. Micheline

    23 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    My Deepest Condolences to All of his Family. He was a Sweet man with wonderful stories to tell. May you all always keep your cherished memories of him close to your heart. He touched my heart and will be fondly remembered.

  3. Pete Eastmure

    23 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    Condolences to you Marc and your whole family at this time.

  4. Patrick Nadjiwon

    23 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    Aurora and Patrick Nadjiwon send our sincerest Condolences and Prayers Marc and Laura and to All of the Family in your loss.

  5. Deborah Knuff

    24 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the family.

  6. Thunder Cloud my deepest Condolences! ❤🌷

    24 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    My deepest condolences to Mark & your family!

  7. Pam Daley

    26 May 2019 4 weeks ago

    Hilda Suzanne Donna Nikki vania marc and families …I’m so sorry to hear of kaukkos passing. My deepest condolences to you all…hugs Pam(falk) and John daley xxxxoooo

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