Memorable Manitobans: Walter Dalzell (1883-1972)
Born at High Bluff on 6 October 1883, son of James Dalzell and Agnes Howie, he was educated at Portage schools and the Chicago Dental College (1911). After graduation, he opened a dental practice at Portage la Prairie. He also served on the Dental Council for three years, was a member of the Portage City Council (1922-1930), and a member of the Parks Board, Welfare Committee, and Hospital Board.
On 25 December 1912, he married Mary Barbara Bowman (1881-1959) and they had one son, Walter Bowman Dalzell (1917-1929). He was a member of the Kiwanis Club (President, 1925), Masons, Odd Fellows, Presbyterian church, and Manitoba Dental Association.
He retired to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1963 where he died on 20 September 1972 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Connor Mah for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 May 2023