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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Richard “Ken” Davey (1915-2010)

Videographer.

Born at Winnipeg on 1 October 1915, son of Peter Harold Davey and Laura Crowe, he attended St. John’s High School and worked in the photographic department of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He established a film and advertising business and began filming events for CBC-TV (Winnipeg), CJAY-TV (Winnipeg), and CKND (North Dakota). He filmed the games of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for 35 years and developed a method for filming night football games. He also developed the technique to film curling and filmed the 1940 Macdonald Briar. He convinced the CBC to film the 1967 Pan-Am Games in colour which he developed and processed. He was an avid curler and golfer. In 2001, he was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame as an “important figure in the evolution of the game.” He died at Sidney, British Columbia on 7 May 2010 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Ken Davey, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 6 April 2020

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