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Walter Stewart Owen, Canadian lawyer. Decorated Centennial medal, knight St. John Jerusalem.


Owen, Walter Stewart was born on January 26, 1904 in Atlin, B.C., Canada. Son of Walter and Janet Ann (Dick) Owen.


Graduate Vancouver Law School, 1927. Doctor of Laws, University B.C., 1959.


Called to bar, B.C., 1928, then practiced in Vancouver. Partner Hunter & Owen, 1928-1932. Senior partner Campney, Owen & Murphy, 1932-1969.

Crown prosecutor County of Vancouver, 1933-1942. Created Kings counsel, 1945. Senior partner Owen, Bird, from 1969.

Delaware numerous international legal confs. Director East Asiatic Company (Canada), Ltd., Western Broadcasting Limited company, Radio Northwest, Ltd., Radio OB, Ltd., Radio QR, Ltd., Radio Master of Laws Ltd., Northwest Sports Enterprises Ltd., Vancouver Hockey Club Ltd., Canucks Public Ltd., Greyhound Lines of Canada, Ltd., Greyhound Computer of Canada, Ltd., Brewster Transport Limited company, Eastern Canadian Greyhound Lines Ltd., Western Prodns., Ltd., Saturna Investments, Ltd., Atlin Investments Ltd. Lieutenant governor Province of B.C., 1973-1978.


Member Vancouver Board Trade, Canada-Japan Trade Council. Premier, 1st Older Boys Parliament B.C., 1923, 2d, 1924. Member of advisory board Salvation Army, Vancouver, Young Men’s Christian Association Greater Vancouver.

Member Vancouver General Hospital Health Centre for Children, Canadian Council Christians and Jews, Vancouver. Served with Seaforth Highlanders Canada, 1942-1946. Member Canada (council from 1938, president 1958), American colls. trial lawyers, American, Washington, Minnesota, Manitoba, B.C. (bencher, past treasurer) bar associations, Canada Tax Foundation (past governor).

Liberal. Anglican.; Mason (33 degree, Shriner, Jester). Clubs: Shaughnessy Golf and Country, Vancouver (past president), Union (Victoria).


Married Jean Margaret Dowler, Nov, 8, 1929 (deceased).; married second, Shirley Grauer, March 17, 1972. Children: David Stewart, Philip Walter, Margaret Ann (Mistress.

Walter Owen

Janet Ann (Dick) Owen

Jean Margaret Dowler

Shirley Grauer

David Stewart Owen

Philip Walter Owen

Margaret Ann (Mrs Owen