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Memorable Manitobans: James Morgan Cuthbert “Jim” Daly (1927-2019)

Athlete, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1927, brother of Denis Daly, he was instrumental in bringing the 1967 Pan American Games to Winnipeg and became their Executive Director. He later worked as a coach and lecturer at the University of Manitoba and founded its Department of Private Giving. He served on the Board of the British Commonwealth Games for many years and was its Chef De Mission for two games. He served on a sports committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In recognition of his community service, he received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992) and was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1967), Order of Manitoba (2000), and Order of Canada (2001). He died on 16 May 2019. He is commemorated by the James Daly Fieldhouse at the University of Manitoba.

Sources:

Obituary, Bardal Funeral Home & Crematorium.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 2019.

We thank Lynn Roseman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2021

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