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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.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 2004.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 11 December 2020

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