Leonard Robert Tattersall Walker, 93, a resident of Cape Coral, passed away on March 28, 2012. Born in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, on Sept. 27, 1918, he was the son of Robert James Walker and Mary Hannah (Tattersall) Walker. He moved to Connecticut as a young boy, and was raised in New Britain and West Hartford, Conn., where he fondly remembered milking the cows before going off to school. He graduated from Wm H. Hall High School and went on to work in sales before starting his own home improvement contracting business, Consumer Associates. He settled in Harford, Conn., where he raised his family and lived until his "retirement" to Cape Coral in 1985.
As anyone who knew him can attest, he prided himself on being able to fix just about anything, and never really retired - always willing to help a friend or neighbor with a home project and insisting on performing his own roofing repairs well into his 80s. An outspoken conservative, he maintained a keen interest in politics, and was never shy about expressing his opinions on the state of the country.
Perhaps his greatest pleasure, especially in his later years, came from his extensive travels across the United States and Canada, which he continued to do by car, insisting on doing all of the driving himself until this past year. Mr. Walker was a longtime member of the Elks and Orange Grove Senior Center. He was an avid follower of the Indianapolis Colts and UCONN football and basketball along with Indiana basketball.
Leonard Robert Tattersall Walker
He is predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Weymouth (Libbey) Walker, to whom he was married for 48 years.
He is survived by his second wife of 20 years, Barbara (Box) Walker of Cape Coral; his sons, Paul S. (Susan S.) Walker of Indianapolis and Robert G. (Janet L.) Walker of Fairfield, Conn.; grandchildren, Christopher G. Walker, Shelly Walker Saxon, Candace Walker, Libbey A. Walker and Greydon R. Walker; and great-grandsons, Greydon M. Walker and Andrew C. Walker.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in his honor Friday, March 30, 2012, starting at 1 p.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneral-home.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
Memorial donations may be made to LARC of Lee County, 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33991.
Arrangements made through Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery.