It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Aidan Walker, beloved son of Kevin and Khin (née Kyone) Walker, cherished brother to Connor and Erin, grandson to Karen Walker and Hans Weber, Keith and Judy Walker, and Ken and Nancy Kyone. Aidan was immeasurably loved by Aunt Kim and Uncle James, Uncle Ken, Bari, and Aunt Kelly (in spirit), Uncle Elliot, Uncle Soe Lwin and Aunt Shirley, and cousins Cody, Grace, Andrew, Kristen, and Justin.

Aidan suffered an irrecoverable aneurysm on January 2nd, 2021. Aidan was an outgoing 19 year-old young man with a bright future. He was a competitive swimmer with Markham Aquatic Club for 10 years where he achieved national level competition. He was a brilliant student completing high school at Bill Crothers Secondary School finishing with highest honours. He was studying engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Aidan had a large group of dedicated friends with whom he loved spending time. He had a love of music of all genres and loved listening to his Dad’s old 70s music. He had a newfound interest in cooking and enjoyed sharing recipes and assisting Mom in the kitchen. He recently took up chess and spent several hours every day honing his skills and rising steadily in the chess rankings. He spent his final day with his girlfriend Tianhui playing ping pong and baking treats. He passed peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital with his family at his side.

Most of all Aidan just loved to be amongst the people that loved him as much as he loved them.

In his final act of unselfish caring, Aidan was able to provide vital organs to an adult man, adult female, and a kidney to two toddlers.

Aidan - you are forever in our hearts.

Please view the photo page and video page for some of our fondest memories of Aidan. Also, visit the photo sharing site where some of Aidan's friends have been posting.

Funeral Services
A funeral service will be held in person for family only, but will be streamed.

Following the service, a procession from Chapel Ridge Funeral Home to Highland Hills Funeral Home Cemetery (via St. Andrew's East Golf Club) will take place.

An online celebration of life will follow at a future date.

For those that would like to express their gratitude for the care Aidan received you can donate at the St. Michael's donation page.
Posted by Felix Ferron on January 11, 2021
Khin, Kevin my heart goes out to you and your family. As a parent of a daughter the same age as Aidan this is unimaginable. I cannot find the words to express my sadness for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and may you find comfort in the lovely memories of your son. 
Posted by Judy Flynn on January 11, 2021
I never met Aidan but felt like I knew him from the stories of his exploits & accomplishments shared over the years by my dear friend Karen. What an amazing young man he grew to be, shaped by his inquiring mind & caring nature & by the love of his family and friends.
May his light shine on in the lives of the recipients of his gifts of life.
Posted by Samira Kassam on January 11, 2021
I had the pleasure of teaching Aidan at Unionville Meadows Public school. He was a very kind, caring, respectable student. I am deeply saddened, devastated and heartbroken by his demise. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Walker family. May God give your family the strength and courage to overcome your grief and loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.
Posted by Bryan Barker on January 11, 2021
I had the pleasure of teaching Aidan grade 12 chemistry at Bill Crothers. I was deeply saddened to receive the news of Aidan’s passing last week, as many other Crothers teachers were.

He was a remarkable person – full of enthusiasm and full of passion for learning about the world around him.

His love of learning was limitless. He regularly shared with me math puzzles or integration problems that he worked through or was working through – be it in person, through e-mail, or at the end of his chemistry tests (he knew it would be a nice break for me while I was marking, haha). I still remember asking what motivated him to learn integration in grade 12 (as this was not something covered in grade 12 calculus). He replied, simply saying it was interesting.

He also enjoyed working with others, and in so doing, shared his love of learning. There were many times when I would pass by the library and see him and his chemistry team tackling the latest concept taught in class. It was amazing witnessing that dynamic – and I still fondly think back to that time when telling my students nowadays the value of study groups. Needless to say, he was (and continues to be) a role model.

My last memory of Aidan was at graduation. The evening was slowly winding down and the atrium was gradually clearing out. Aidan approached me and, in the most sincere way, thanked me for a wonderful semester of chemistry. It was one of my highlights of the evening, and I will never forget it.

It’s beautiful to see the positive impact Aidan has had on so many people’s lives. May his memory and legacy live on with all that we do.

My deepest condolences to the Walker family – my thoughts are with you.

Bryan Barker
Posted by Cody McFarland on January 11, 2021
Aiden was such a beautiful, smart, and caring soul. He lived a tragically short life but one that was filled with love and laughter. I am so happy for the moments I got to see him grow and I only wish there could have been more of them.

Kev, Khin, Connor, and my little pal Erin - my heart is with you all.

We'll keep Aiden in our hearts and our memories forever.
Posted by Balwant Kamboj on January 11, 2021
I am heart broken after reading about it. My condolences to the family.
Posted by linda blewett on January 11, 2021
I only knew Aidan for the short time he was at Dixie Xray. But in that short time I knew he was a very caring and thoughtful person.

My sympathy and caring to the whole family
Posted by Luisa Deklerk on January 10, 2021
To the Walker family.

We were shocked and extremely saddened to learn about the loss of Aidan. It is beyond words to be able to express our sympathies.

When looking through the photo gallery, it is so clear that Aidan grew up to be an exceptional young man. I so admire the love shared between Aidan, Connor and Erin. Kevin and Khin you are amazing parents and you did an incredible job in raising all three of your children.

We have wonderful memories of the time we knew you at MAC. Aidan, Tyler Chan and our son Mark were always together. Unfortunately our time together was cut short but we treasure those memories.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to you all. It is an unimaginable loss. Our prayers for strength and peace are with you.

RIP Aidan ❤️

Richard, Luisa, Peter, Andrew and Mark
Posted by David Chiu on January 10, 2021
Dear Walker Family,

We are heartbroken to hear the news, and there are no words to express our sadness. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family for your loss.

Living so close by, we are so lucky to see Aidan grow up to be a such a genuine and brilliant person.

Aidan will be missed, and we are wishing your family strength and support during this difficult time.

The Chiu Family
Posted by Evy Suwarni on January 10, 2021
Dear Kevin, Khin, Connor and Erin
We dont have words to fully express just how sorry and heartbroken we are to hear about the sudden loss of Aidan.
We will keep Aidan in our prayers.
May you and family find peace and strength during this difficult time

Raymond, Evy, Bryan, Valeria
Posted by Nicole Hughes on January 10, 2021
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
I always enjoyed hearing about all the stories and accomplishments about Aidan.

( friend of Karen walker and Hans Weber)
Posted by Tianhui Yang on January 10, 2021
For the past few days I've been thinking about how to write this but every time I touch my keyboard, I become overwhelmed with emotion. It is difficult to find the right words to accurately express just how special you were and the impact you had on my life. You were someone who kept me grounded, someone with which I could share thoughts I had never been able to share before, and someone who has brought an immeasurable amount of happiness into my life.

Over the last 7 months, I had the pleasure of getting to know the well-mannered, mature, kind and incredibly witty person you were. You never failed to crack me up with your jokes, goofy facial expressions and crazy dancing. You were also so knowledgeable and had an aptitude for learning — one of the first qualities I noticed about you. You were such a fast learner and found ways to incorporate fun facts from your engineering courses into our conversations. You had so much potential and I know you would have gone very far in your life.

During our last term in Waterloo, we spent nearly every day together. I will miss learning new recipes with you (especially from chef John), making overnight oats with an excessive amount of peanut butter, making the mango smoothies you loved and eating your perfectly cooked medium rare steaks. I will miss our daily walks — the walks that helped us relax and destress from school. I will miss our midnight adventures to Farah's to buy the slushies you were craving. I will miss learning new Chinese words with you and singing to your mando playlist at the top of our lungs early in the morning. I will miss jumping around to edm and teaching you how to shuffle (your footwork definitely still needed a lot of work). I will miss talking about our goals together, whether it was our morning routine of telling each other what we wanted to accomplish that day or talking about our career aspirations. We supported each other through school, interviews, our mental and physical health and most importantly, we helped each other grow and improve.

I will forever cherish the last day we spent together. We made your favorite dessert (with the guidance of my sister because we were both amateur bakers), I played piano for you and was accompanied by your random key presses, and we played many competitive games of ping pong.

One day, I will join you and we can go golfing like we promised we would and finish those last two episodes of Breaking Bad we had, along with checking off the rest of the things we still wanted to do together. But for now, I hope you're happy, relaxed, and kicking everyone's butt in chess like the true grand master you are.

I miss you so much Aidan. Fly high bb.
Posted by Liz Skibicki on January 10, 2021
Dear Walker family,

I am so saddened to hear about Aidan who I didn't get a chance to know as his advisor. May God's grace be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Winnie and Mike Wakayama on January 10, 2021
Kevin, Khin, Connor and Erin,

We are heartbroken and at a loss for words. We send our love and our prayers to your family as you grieve. Aidan was such a cheerful and kind boy. It is so unfair to be taken so soon.
Posted by Kevin Salvadori on January 10, 2021
Kevin, Khin, and Family,
I am so sorry about your unspeakable loss. Knowing both of you and seeing all the photos and tributes, it is apparent that Aidan was the embodiment of the amazing people you are. You have been in my thoughts and I am praying for you and your family. 
Posted by Jeff Chong on January 10, 2021
Khin, Kevin and family

I am so sorry to hear of Adian's passing. We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, we would like to offer our condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Adrien Mak on January 10, 2021
Hello Khin, Kevin and family,

We are very saddened to hear of Aidan’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

May you find your way through this time of immeasurable loss through the strength and support from family, friends and those that you can rely upon. Although we did not know Aidan, we know that you as parents have raised him well. Reading through the other tributes, his achievements and the loss of this potential will significantly affect the greater community.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

We’re here to support you.

Adrien, Grace and Karina
Posted by Tyler Chan on January 9, 2021
I am still in disbelief that I am writing this. Just two months ago, we were sharing an apartment together, cracking jokes about politics and video games, deciding what we should get for takeout at midnight, and going back and forth with the same silly banter we shared since we were young.

I never realized that our conversation a week ago would be one of the last times I ever spoke to you. There is so much that I will miss. Simple things, like the conversations we had, the videos we shared with each other, our petty wrestling matches in the basement – just the effortless comfort I felt when being around you. There is so much that I regret we never had the chance to do together.

I can think of few other people with the same peculiar curiosity about the world as you. The same smarts and wit and straight common sense as you. I looked up to you in a way you will never know. And I can think of few other people I could really consider a brother.

I have lost someone I could depend on for solid advice and whether it was something funny, difficult, or uncomfortable to talk about, you listened.
Your humor, sincerity, and kindness will stay with me and everyone you knew, forever. It was a blessing and an honor to call you my best friend.

There are a hundred funny anecdotes and stories I want to share about us, that make me smile when I think of them, but I could not possibly fit all of them here and I know I would not be doing them justice. But in all our grief, It gives me comfort knowing that you are resting soundly now and that one day, we will have the chance to reminisce and laugh about them together again.
Posted by Kimberley Walker on January 9, 2021
Aidan was a kind, beautiful soul with a wonderful sense of humour. I loved making him laugh because I so enjoyed watching his shy smile develop from this wide-eyed calm and respectful listening to a knowing grin as he caught the joke or twist and then to outright laughter and giggling. I am so grateful that Aidan was a part of my life; it has been enriched by him. With love and incalculable sorrow, Aunt Kim. 
Posted by Ethan Salvo on January 9, 2021
My heart broke when I heard the news. Aidan was a really good friend, and I’m thankful to have spent so much time with him during my years at MAC. I’ll always remember the laughs and good times we got to share. Thank you for making those morning practices more enjoyable, I’m gonna miss you.
Posted by Sujata Sood on January 9, 2021
Dear Aidan my dearest darling child I weep as I write this cause I know I will never be able to hear you say “Mrs Sood any left over butter chicken” or see you eat pancakes after a sleep over with Gautam. So much to say to you Aidan about you growing up to be a beautiful young man, funny, handsome and very smart. You have been such a great and inspiring friend to Gautam since a long time and I know you and he shared such a beautiful long friendship during school, your boxing, gym workouts and no birthday picture of his is without you in them even his recent 18th and then prom went away too soon my child....We will miss your presence, infectious smile and just you relaxing in Gautam’s room forever. We are sending this message for your journey onwards with a lot of love and blessings.

To Kevin ,Khin, Connor and Erin our deepest and heartfelt condolences we feel your pain and anguish and will keep Aidan and you all in our prayers always.

Posted by Emmanuel Bertsoulakis on January 9, 2021
Dear Walker Family,

I was devastated and heartbroken to hear of Aidan's passing. Aidan was an incredible person, friend and classmate. I will always remember our post-class ping pong games, blasting music in his dorm early in the morning after our 8:30 classes to help wake ourselves up and our full-day study grinds during midterm week. Waterloo won't be the same without him.  May you have the strength to get thrrough this difficult time.  May his memory be eternal.

You will be missed greatly my friend. May you rest in peace Aidan.
Posted by Oliver Yu on January 9, 2021
Hello Khin, Kevin and family,

I am very sadden to hear of Aidan’s passing.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

May you find Strength, Comfort and Peace during this time...

Praying for your family and Take care...

Oliver & Margarette  
Posted by Shelley Van Sickle on January 9, 2021
Kevin, Khin, Connor and Erin,
We are heartbroken for you with the sudden loss of Aidan. It was such pleasure to see him recently and know what a fine young man he had grown into. Our love and thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
Shelley, Greg, Sydney and Finlay Van Sickle
Posted by Kent Aitchison on January 8, 2021
Dear Kevin, Khin, Connor and Erin,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of your family all week. I wish there were words to comfort you, but I did want to let you know how much I enjoyed coaching your son. His personality was infectious and coaching him was fun and rewarding.

Being part of his athletic journey and watching him transform into an Age Group National swimmer was one of the highlights of my entire coaching career. Coach Glen and I spoke on the phone earlier this week and both agreed that success stories like that are the foundation of what makes coaching such a rewarding job.

My experience coaching him was without a doubt one of my favorites in Markham. Everybody liked him and he was such a good kid to coach both in the pool and in dryland. As he started to turn the corner on being a competitive swimmer, his training and racing were really inspiring from a coach’s perspective. I vividly remember his 50m Freestyle at Centrals in the last season I was in Markham – throwing down an event gold medal and an Age Group National time. He made me laugh too many times to count. He texted me a few times after I moved away to let me know how things were going. I remember laughing out loud when he texted me about how he finally went “24” on a relay as it had been part of an ongoing inside joke with a group of those goofballs he was friends with for a few years.

My heart aches for your family. It was an absolute pleasure to know him and coach him. Thanks for raising a great kid.

-Coach Kent
Posted by Cathy Salvo on January 8, 2021
Khin, Kevin, Conner and Erin

My heart is so heavy as I write this. I have such fond memories of Aidan, watching him grow up on the pool deck of MAC. Aidan had this infectious smile that would make everyone around him light up, even at 5:30 in the morning. He was caring, kind and thoughtful. That was seen in his actions not only with his friends, but with Connor and Erin. The friendships that he made over the years within the MAC family will be forever remembered by everyone that knew him. Sending my love to your family during this difficulty time. 
Posted by Elaine Friesen on January 8, 2021
Our family has had the great privilege to watch Aidan grow from this cute baby with an infectious smile to a kind hearted young man. He had many friends but he was never too busy to catch up with those he had not seen for a while. Aidan was gentle in spirit, generous with his time to the younger kids in our “Friendship Tribe”. Words cannot describe what an honour it has been to have known Aidan and have him to be part of our family. From preschool with our boys, to UMSA softball; from watching Aidan race through Easter egg hunts, nature hikes, camping, to playing electronics at friendship parties. We will miss you, Aidan.
Posted by Darren Singh on January 8, 2021
Aidan was one of the happiest and most caring people I have ever met. I will forever remember his laugh and cherish the memories I had with him in elementary school. I remember one day in driving school we were at McDonalds for lunch and I had thought I had forgotten my wallet, without hesitation at the instant those words left my mouth Aidan offered to pay for me. I can never forget the kindness that Aidan always showed me, may his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Connor Walker on January 8, 2021
Aidan was an incredible brother and although we didn't talk every single day, there was an unspoken bond between us as brothers where we always knew if we ever needed anything, we'd be there for one another. He was truly destined to make a difference in the world and it is a terrible tragedy he was taken from us so soon. Forever my little brother.
Posted by Beverley Graham on January 8, 2021
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Posted by Yiu Chin Tsai on January 24, 2021
Dear Khin, Kevin and Family,
  We, the cousins of Khin from Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) are deeply shocked & sorry to hear the sudden loss of your beloved son Aiden. Although ,WE never had the opportunity to meet him, it is clear what a brilliant mind and caring soul the world has lost.
 Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the kyone & Walker family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 
 We wish you strength and peace for the days ahead. Take care.
                             Our Mother: Tsai Dwan chi may
                             David, Henary, Michael, Louis & Tsai families
Posted by Irwin Rodrigues on January 22, 2021
Dear Khin, Kevin and Family, I was deeply saddened and heartbroken to hear about the sudden loss of your son, Aidan. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you strength and peace for the days and weeks ahead.
Posted by June Oh on January 22, 2021
We're so devastated to hear of this sad news. Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Walker family for your loss. We had watched Aidan growing up from a boy into a charming young man with a charismatic smile. We still have vivid memories of Aidan at the Friesens' festive gatherings over the years.

Take care, and stay strong.

Jimmy & June Ooi
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Shared by Alan Chan on January 9, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the news. Aidan and Tyler were life-long friends since they first joined MAC more than a decade ago. He was always calm and cool, got along well with everyone and had a diverse interest in many topics. We once even discussed how to profit from Tesla stock through complex options. I was so surprised when he casually mentioned a "straddle strategy" which usually only a sophisticated option trader would use! 

He would always start the conversation with "Yo, Tyler" or "Hey, Alan" with a calm voice (never in a rush). He and Tyler always talked non-stop in the car and even during swim practice, so much so that coach Mike once separated the two to different lanes at opposite ends of the pool and yet they still figured out a way to talk (underwater, I think)...

Over the last two years, Aidan became interested in learning Chinese and many times, he responded to my messages in Chinese!

We have many fond memories of Aidan and will miss him very much...
Shared by Mandy Paradkar on January 8, 2021
We are at a loss for words and write this with heavy hearts. Connor, your brother has made a difference to all who knew him and for his donor recipients.  He always looked up to you and was proud to be your brother. Erin, we always saw Aidan as a protective and caring older brother and his love for you was always present. Khin and Kevin you raised such a polite, kind, loving and happy son with many talents. The photo gallery made us cry, yet it’s wonderful to see all of these amazing special moments in Aidan’s life. From Mandy, Deepak, Madi and Paige our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.