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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Humphrey Wilfred Walker (1908-1974)


Born at Baldur on 25 August 1908, son of Rev. W. Henry Walker and Mary E. Bate, his childhood was spent in the Clandeboye-Selkirk area. His teaching career began in 1927 when he attended the Central Normal School then he taught at Shoal Lake School. He took further studies at the University of Manitoba (BA, BEd) then taught at Waldersee School and Clandeboye School. He was the Principal of Woodlands School (1939-1943), Souris School (1945-1946), and Pierson School (1947-1948). In 1958, he returned to Selkirk where he taught until retirement in 1971. His contributions to education in Manitoba were recognized with a Centennial Medal. On 13 July 1945, he married Anna Stewart Buscarlet of Souris and they subsequently had two sons. He died at Souris on 20 August 1974 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Walker - Buscarlet,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1945, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1974, page 19.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 January 2014

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