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Gunnar Walin (1908-1963)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, April 4, 1963

Headline: Well-loved resident dies, 1963

    Funeral services will be held Saturday from the First Presbyterian Church in Whitehorse at 2 P.M. for Gunnar Walin, a long-time resident of the Yukon who will be sadly missed by a host of friends in the territory.

    Mr. Walin died this week in his sleep. He had been ill for some time prior to his death but had apparently recovered and was back at work.

    He came North direct from his home in Finland in 1925. In Whitehorse he met his aunt, Mrs. J. R. Alguire, and for a brief time was employed at the Yukon Laundry which was operated then by the Alguires.

    However, soon after, he joined White Pass and was with the transportation firm until his death, when he was working at the petroleum division. He was known as a loyal and faithful employee and a friend to all in the company.

    Mr. Walin was fifty-four at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow in Whitehorse, by his two sons Wally and John at home, and by his daughter, Mrs. John Wright of Quebec City.