Former IAVM member and performing arts friend John C. Walton passed away suddenly at his home on July 3 at the age of 72.
“John was active with the performing arts committee for many years,” said Robyn Williams, CVE. “He was one of the first people I met when we had the inaugural PAMC conference in Chicago and we became long-time friends.”
Mourning his loss are Lorraine Walton and their children, Jenn (Kevin Swan), Michael (Tara), Ann (James Peters) and Chris; his brother Mark (Pam) and their children, Katie (Dan Barber and their daughter Val) and Greg. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Vance (“Peggy and Bud”) Walton and his nephew Jeff Walton. He will be fondly remembered by many respected former colleagues across Winnipeg’s performing arts community, and a small, cherished circle of special friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date, with a full obituary published at that time.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate gifts in John’s memory to the Jeff Walton Memorial Bursary, Cathedral High School, 30 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton, ON L8L 8H5, (905) 522-3581, to Fort Whyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9, (204) 989-8355, or the charity of your choice.