Walter Deakon

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Walter Cyril Deakon
Member of Parliament
for High Park
In office
June 1968 – September 1972
Preceded by Pat Cameron
Succeeded by riding abolished
Personal details
Born (1924-05-24)24 May 1924
Edmonton, Alberta
Died 5 October 1982(1982-10-05) (aged 58)
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Olga Zawaski
(m. 20 February 1970)[1]
Profession barrister/solicitor, professional engineer

Walter Cyril Deakon (24 May 1924 – 5 October 1982) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and became a barrister, solicitor and professional engineer by career.

Deakon was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1945 during World War II. He studied at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, University of Toronto and the Osgoode Hall Law School, attaining Bachelor of Applied Science and Professional Engineer degrees.[1]

He was first elected at the High Park riding in the 1968 general election. Deakon served only one term in office, the 28th Canadian Parliament, before being defeated in the 1972 election by Otto Jelinek of the Progressive Conservative party as the riding then became known as High Park—Humber Valley.


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1972). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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