6700 Dr. Robert William Walker – 1943 – 2018

Dr. Robert William Walker –  DOB, July 23, 1943

After a short but graceful struggle with cancer, Dr. Robert William Walker died on December 4th, 2018 beside his loving family. Bob was most proud of two things, his “girls” (his wife, Colleen Walker, his daughter, Kimothy Walker, and his granddaughter Kyra Lambert), and his 50 years of public service in the military and the RCMP.

Bob is survived by two siblings, Patricia Bannister and Gordon Walker, and their beloved spouses Robin Bannister and Janet Walker, in addition to his niece, two nephews and a grand-nephew.

Most of all he loved his wife, Colleen, his partner of 52 years.

Bob started his career with the military while still in his teens and attended RRMC, RMC and eventually graduated from Queens University with an MA and Ph.D.  Bob was fiercely proud of RMC, Kingston and his university.

His military career took his family from Victoria to Kingston and on to Toronto, Winnipeg and Ottawa, where he joined the RCMP at the Canadian Police College before returning to the military as a civilian back at Kingston’s Canadian Forces Leadership Institute at RMC

Bob was one of the kindest men who ever walked the planet and will be deeply missed by those who knew him best.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation or Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs (Autism Program)

A private ceremony will be held at a future date.


  • Ken Clarkson

    December 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    A very sad passing of a wonderful man and classmate. I still remember double dating with him, Colleen and my wife Diane. Our deepest sympathies.

  • J. R. Digger MacDougall

    December 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Colleen, Walker family, friends and classmates of Dr Bob Walker.
    We were saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Walker, fellow graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, PSO, RMC professor and Canadian Police College instructor and officer. We are grateful for having shared part of Bob’s life..He will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.
    We wish you peace and comfort, and extend to you our sincere condolences.
    J R Digger MacDougall
    President Ottawa branch, RMC Club of Canada.

  • James and Anella Stewart

    December 15, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    We are saddened to learn of Bob’s passing, our former neighbour in Orleans with whom we shared many wonderful times with he and Colleen. Such a kind and gentle man, we mourn Bob’s passing and extend our sincerest condolences to Colleen, Kimothy and all the Walker families.