Memorable Manitobans: Lewis Edwin “Lew” Walker (c1910-1968)
He received BSc, BEd, and MEd degrees from the University of Manitoba. He taught at Ewart School (1929-1930) and served as the Principal of Beulah School (1930-1934). He joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division in 1937 and taught successively at Aberdeen School (1938-1940) and Gordon Bell School. Then was then Vice Principal of Isaac Brock School (1951-1953) and Principal of Inkster School (1953-1955), David Thompson School (1955-1958), Aberdeen School (1958-1961), and Sisler High School (1962-1968). He served as Secretary (1946-1949) and President (1959-1960) of the Manitoba Educational Association, and Vice-President of the Elmwood Branch of the YMCA. He died at his Winnipeg home, 95 Lenore Street, on 9 March 1968 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Sisler principal is active in ‘Y’ work,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1964, page 1.
The History of the Manitoba Educational Association by Ernest Butterworth, MEd thesis, Faculty of Graduate Study and Research, University of Manitoba, 1965.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 March 1968, page 22.
We thank George Stewart for providing additional information used here.
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