Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Riden “Art” Walkey (1881-1971)
Real estate and financial broker.
Born at Mitchell, Ontario on 22 October 1881, son of William Walkey and and Mary Williams, brother of Albert Ernest Walkey, he was educated at public schools and the Ontario Business College.
He came to Manitoba in 1891 and worked as a builder and contractor under the firm name of Walkey & Arnold at Winnipeg as of 1904. The following year, he became a member of the firm Affleck & Company at Winnipeg, buying Affleck’s interest and organizing the firm of Walkey & Johnston. In 1908, he established the firm of A. R. Walkey & Company, located at 213 Notre Dame Avenue. He was President of the Premier Investment Company.
On 26 September 1906, he married Maud Vaughan (c1881-1961) at Winnipeg and they had five children: Rhoda May Walkey (1907-?), Arthur Wallace Walkey (1909-1986), William Ralph Walkey (1911-1977), Dorothy Beatrice Walkey (1912-?), and Horace Robert Walkey (1914-?). He was a member of the Canadian Club, YMCA, Civic Caledonian Curling Club (President, 1949-1950), and Methodist church. He lived at 621 Maryland Street, Winnipeg.
He died at the King Edward Hospital on 10 January 1971 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Obituary [Maud Walkey], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 1961, page 39.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 1971, page 44.
Obituary [William Ralph Walkey], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1977, page 49.
Obituary [Arthur Wallace Walkey], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1986, page 42.
We thank Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 May 2022