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Memorable Manitobans: Jean Provan Holms Davidson (1902-2004)

Community activist.

Born at Paisley, Scotland on 5 June 1902, she came to Canada with her parents, Mary and Alex Stewart, in 1904. In 1927, she married Robert Holms (1904-1962) at Winnipeg and they had three children. After his death, she married John Davidson. She was known for her dedication as a community volunteer. Besides her involvement with Gordon-King Memorial United Church, she gave her time to many charities, including the polio patients of the 1960s. Concerned about the needs of people with mental disabilities, she helped found a province-wide advocacy organization, originally called the Manitoba Association for Retarded Children. Other activities included membership in the Order of the Eastern Star (Jephthah Chapter 22) and serving as a leader of the 5th Pack of Cubs and Scouts. She died at Winnipeg on 24 August 2004.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 2004.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 11 December 2020

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