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Memorable Manitobans: John R. Walker (1949-2018)


A life-long Winnipegger, he was a clinical psychologist who specialized in anxieties of children. He helped to found the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba in the mid-1980s and served on the board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada. He was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba and established the anxiety disorders program at the St. Boniface General Hospital in 1984, serving as its Director until retirement in 2014. He died of pancreatic cancer at Winnipeg on 14 December 2018.


“Psychologist helped countless children with anxiety” by Bill Redekop, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 2018, pages B1-B2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 December 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2018

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