In Celebration of

Walter Sinclair Volk

January 13, 1935 -  January 19, 2018

Our cherished Sinclair passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with dementia on Friday, January 19, 2018. Son of the late Spencer and Alma Volk; and brother of Spencer (Mary Ellen) and sister Bonnie (Julijs). He leaves behind his beloved wife Gail (Denton). Loving Father of the Volk brothers, Chris (Christine), Mark (Bibianna), Tony (Angela) and Steven (Jodi); and stepsons Jeff and Brian (Cyndi) Denton. Proud and loving grandfather of Nikki, Malcolm, Alex, Chloe, Tommy, Timmy, Gavin, Andrew, Toby, Trevor, Callan and Cooper. As a child Sinclair and his family moved to Ottawa, settling in Manor Park where his father was a Wing Commander in the RCAF, and he remained there until adulthood. Sinclair attended Lisgar, Carleton and Ottawa U where he earned his degree. His career in the Federal Government included Director of the Metric Division which he launched across Canada along with numerous other ministry posts. An avid skier and craftsman Sinclair was also an accomplished classical pianist who loved music and passed that on to his family. Following retirement he re-connected with the Anglican Church where he found his beloved Gail. He was known to be a kind, generous and loyal friend, and that kindness was a hallmark that was greatly admired and appreciated by his wife, siblings, children and all who knew him.

He was our rock who will be sorely missed. Love you Brother, Honey, and Dad!


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Mark Volk (Son)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Ottawa

Dad - You were my mentor, inspiration and a pillar of our upbringing. Will miss you dearly Pops. Love always Mark, Bibianna, Malcolm and Trevor

Joanne Newton (Coworker.)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Gatineau

RIP Sinclair. Condolences to the family and friends. It was a pleasure working with you at the Metric Commission.

Malcolm Volk (Grandson)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Grandpa Sinclair,

We miss you Grandpa Sinclair and we love you. We miss you coming to our hockey games and playing your piano.

We will love you always. Malcolm and Trevor Volk

Danny Palumbo and Tricia Yoshiki 

Entered January 24, 2018 from Ottawa

Sincere condolences to the Volk family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bibianna Purgina (Daughter-in-law)

Entered January 24, 2018 from Ottawa

Dearest Sinclair,

The last few years of your illness were very difficult. What I will remember of you was your fierce devotion, pride and love of your sons, Gail and your family. I will remember how you welcomed me into the family. I will always remember how you loved my sons and came to all the hockey games that you could and how you cheered. I will remember how you always dressed for the occasion and were able to start a conversation with anyone. I will remember how you only spoke kindly of others. You were a gentleman. You will be missed.

Love, your daughter-in-law,



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