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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Davis (1926-1990)

Soldier, community activist.

Born in 1926, he was an active member of the Elmwood community in Winnipeg, spending much time at the Chalmers Community Centre where he sat on the executive for over a decade (President, 1974). He served as both a citizen and committee member of the East Kildonan-Transcona Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation, as well as Co-Chairman of the East Kildonan-Transcona Residents Advisory Group, President of the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (1977-1979), founding member of the East Kildonan / Transcona Community Centres Board, and was involved with the East Side Eagles Football Club and Elmwood Giants Baseball Club. He served in the Canadian Army for 26 years, retiring a Sergeant around 1977. He married Frances May Middleton (1928-2013) and had three children. He died in July 1990 and is commemorated with the Roy Davis Memorial Park in Winnipeg.

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roy Davis Memorial Park (475 Thames Avenue, Winnipeg)


“Butch Fowler knows what friendship is,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1974, page 47.

“Roy Davis takes over as the new GCWCC leader,” Winnipeg Free Press Final Edition, 9 March 1978, page 31.

“Residents advisory group expects to have more work,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1979, page 37.

“Community centres' annual meeting to be held Monday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1979, page 35.

“Committee members named,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly North Edition, 4 December 1988, page 3.

Davis “snarly and cantankerous” but still respects councillor,” [Newspaper clipping], 10 April 1990, page 17.

Jim Smith / MMC Alumni Obituary [Robert John Davis], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 2012, page 45.

Obituary [Frances May Davis], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 2013.

Goodwillie family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 December 2014

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