A Wilmot Township man has been charged in connection with the death of an elderly pedestrian after a hit and run in Waterloo.

Ruth Hamilton was crossing King Street at Hickory Street on Tuesday morning when she was struck by a cube van, police say.

Dale Eastman, 55, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

He is expected to appear in court in October.

The company that owns the van, Montreal-based shipping firm GoJIT, has released a statement expressing their sympathies.

“We at GoJIT are very distraught over this terrible tragedy and would like to convey our thoughts and condolences to the family as well.”

Meanwhile family and friends are grieving for the 82-year-old.

Friend Churence Hunt says the couple would bring gifts at Christmas and remembered his birthday.

“We lost an angel. Heaven got one, but we lost one…They were the perfect couple, they really were. They were the perfect couple and now they are again.”

Friends say the couple was still ‘crazy in love,’ when husband Oswald died just a few months ago.

Family members weren’t ready to speak on camera, but tell CTV News funeral arrangements are being made at the Robert Ruggle Funeral Home in Waterloo.