Memorable Manitobans: Roy Walter Wydeman (1887-1947)
Born at Qu’Appelle, North West Territories (now Saskatchewan) in 1887, he attended school at Kenora (Ontario) and received a BA degree from Wesley College (1908). He articled in law and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1912. He joined the law department of the City of Winnipeg in 1916 and, in October 1942, was appointed City Solicitor for Winnipeg, succeeding Jules Preudhomme, and served in the position until his death, when he was replaced by G. F. D. Bond. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1945. On 24 September 1913, he married Helena Mathieson “Lena” Casselman, daughter of Ezra Casselman, at Emerson. They had three daughters and a son. He was a member of Augustine United Church and was an amateur boatbuilder. He died at his Winnipeg home, 586 McMillan Avenue, on 15 September 1947 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Six Manitoba barristers appointed King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1945, page 1.
“Roy Wydeman city solicitor dies, aged 60,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1947, page 1.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 September 2014
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