Walker, Byron Edmund

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Sir Byron Edmund Walker was a wealthy banker who is best remember for his philanthropic support of the arts. He was a patron of many Canadian educational and cultural institutions such as the University of Toronto, National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Royal Ontario Museum.

Date of Birth 1848-10-14 Place of birth: Caledonia, Upper Canada

Date of Death 1924-03-27 Place of death:Toronto, Ontario

Cemetery: Mount Pleasant, Toronto

  • Interment InfoPlot N, Lot 4
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery”Sir Byron Edmund Walker died at his residence, “Long Garth,” 99 St. George Street, on March 27, 1924. The following day, before an immense crowd, an impressive funeral service was held in Convocation Hall, after which the body was borne to Mount Pleasant Cemetery for burial. (Mount Pleasant Cemetery Group archives)
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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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