Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Carl Michael Walker

In memory of:

Colonel Carl Michael Walker

February 1, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario

Military Service


Age:

50

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

Canadian Forces Health Services Group (Medical) Unit Ottawa

Citation(s):

Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal
General Campaign Star
International Security Assistance Force Medal
SWASM Medal
NATO SSM and Bar
GCS-SWA
Sacrifice Medal
Memorial Cross

Additional Information


Enlistment:

May 23, 1986
Toronto, Ontario

Carl was the devoted husband to his wife Christina (nee Murchison); loving father to Jennifer, Tiffany and Paul; son to Lucie and the late Robert Walker; brother to Mark, Catherine, and Brian Walker. He will be greatly missed by all his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Carl graduated from the University of Guelph (ENG '82), received a master’s degree from the University of Toronto (Biomedical ENG '84), and also from University of Toronto (Medicine 89).

Carl served in the Air Force for over 24 years, ending his career as the Chief of the Air Force Surgeon, specializing in Aerospace Medicine. He also worked as an ER Doctor. Throughout his career, Carl worked with NASA, NATO, the United States Navy, Russia and served in Afghanistan and published several papers that have changed the way they do medicine in many countries throughout the world. In 2009 he was awarded ER Doctor of the year award from Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Carl was a dreamer, an adventurer and a doctor, but most importantly a family man, husband, father, son, a brother, and uncle who was respected by many.

Commemorated on Page 238 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in the two veterans plots, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A.

Digital Collection

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  • Colonel Carl Michael Walker– Official portrait of Colonel Carl Walker, CO, CFEME Toronto
  • Photo of Carl Walker– Afghanistan 2004
  • Photo of Carl Walker
  • Photo of Carl Walker
  • Memorial– Colonel Carl Walker F-5 plane and plaque at DRDC Toronto
  • Group Photo– Colonel Carl Walker F-5 plane and plaque at DRDC Toronto
  • Photo of Carl Walker– Carl Walker DOD Medical Support Operations Space Shuttle NASA 
STS 79, STS82 plus 1 other operation
  • Photo of Carl Walker– Carl Walker Senior Medical Officer on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in 1997

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