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Memorable Manitobans: George Derwood Walker (1926-1992)

Lawyer.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 November 1926, he attended Isaac Brock School and Gordon Bell High School, then obtained a law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1950. He practiced with the law firm of Inkster, Walker and Chornus, and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1978. He left his law practice in 1989 to become the Chairman of the Manitoba Securities Commission.

In 1949, he married Aihlin Triggerson and they had three children. He served as Chairman of the Grace General Hospital Foundation and was a member of its management board. He was an Officer of the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, a Khartum Shriner, and held a lifetime membership in the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Breezy Bend Country Club (President, 1969-1970), Old St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland, and St. Andrews Anglican Church.

He died at Winnipeg on 25 July 1992.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1992, page 23.

We thank Brenda Triggerson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 August 2022

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