Former Grosse Pointe Park resident Tracey Lynn Walker, 50, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Surrounded by family and a caring medical team at Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, Tracey peacefully succumbed to her battle with breast cancer.
Born Jan. 16, 1969, to Sally A. (nee Thorn) and William S. Walker II of Grosse Pointe Park, Tracey attended elementary school at St. Matthew in Detroit and graduated from Our Lady Star of the Sea High School in Grosse Pointe Woods. A natural athlete, Tracey was a three-sport athlete who played basketball, soccer and volleyball.
Tracey will be remembered for her easy smile, light-hearted manner, and quick sense of humor. She enjoyed art, music and photography and was especially talented at capturing unique images of downtown Detroit. Tracey loved the natural world, riding her bicycle and shopping for vintage items. Her many friends will remember her as a compassionate soul who embraced the simple joys of life.
Tracey is survived by her mother, Sally A. Walker McIntosh; brothers, William S. Walker III (Donna), Aengus McIntosh (Shasta) and Cameron McIntosh; sisters, Kelly A. Walker (Vicki) and Elizabeth Dalziel (Jeff); nieces and nephews, Chloe, William, Elanore and Amelia Walker, Mannon, Callum, Havanna, Vaidden and Durggen McIntosh and Michael McIntosh and aunts, Mary Thorn, Joan Garvey, Jane Bisak, Jane Meade, and Nina MacDonald.
Tracey was predeceased by her father, William S. Walker II in 1979; stepfather, James S. McIntosh in 2018 and stepbrother, Douglas McIntosh in 2006.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6021 Whittier, Detroit. A reception celebrating Tracey will immediately follow the service. Visit verheyden.org for updated details.