H. Graham Walker Memorial CD&H Male Student Bursary
H. Graham Walker was a retired high school English teacher, who passed away in Toronto in 1997.Â
Mr. Walker was boring and raised in Meaford, Ontario. Upon graduation from high school, he furthered his studies at the University of Toronto majoring in HonoursÂ English and History. In 1941 he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. as a Flying Officer Instructor during World War II. Upon his return from the war Mr. Walker began teaching at Northern Vocational Collegiate Institute in Toronto. In 1966 he was appointed the Head of the English Department. He taught English there until his retirement in 1977. Mr. Walker also coached high school basketball, hockey and tennis at Meaford High School between 1936 and 1941.Â
Mr. Walker was married to Phyllis Carr in 1945. While they did not have any children of their own, they took great interest in those of friends and neighbours. Mr. Walker was a great lover of music, in particular he was an authority on the jazz era and many old time jazz artists. He also enjoyed playing bridge, visiting with friends, and being with his cats. He was an avid sportsman who especially enjoyed golf, curling and ping pong.Â
Awarded to any male student in a in a Community Development or Health & Wellness program who has financial need.
* Student must have resided in Ontario for twelve months prior to beginning their post-secondary studies.