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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Wallace “Al” Davies (1948-2020)

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Born at Chatham, Ontario on 27 December 1948, son of Rev. Alfred Franklin Davies (c1923-2003) and Florence Wallace (?-?), he graduated from Grant Park High School. After obtaining a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, specializing in graphic design and photography, he began a career in publishing. In 1980, he co-founded the Winnipeg Sun newspaper and served as its Vice-President of Operations until 1990. He was also Vice-President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and President of the Zoological Society of Manitoba, assisting to bring giant pandas to the Assiniboine Park Zoo in 1989. On 5 June 1971, he married Heather May McCaine and they had a daughter and two sons. He died at Winnipeg on 8 January 2020.

Sources:

“McCaine – Davies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1971, page 26.

“The Sun sets on an era,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1990, page 36.

Obituary [Rev. Alfred Franklin Davies], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 2003.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 January 2020.

Obituary, Alterna Cremation.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2020

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