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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Bryan Dewson (1922-2013)

Community activist.

Born at Hull, East Yorkshire, England on 3 September 1922, he served as a pilot and instructor in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. A posting with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan brought him to Canada where he met his future wife, artist Joan Elizabeth White. After working in the insurance business at Edmonton, Alberta, he moved to Winnipeg in 1959 to join the firm of James Richardson and Sons, working there for 30 years. He played leadership roles in numerous organizations including the United Church, YMCA, Freemasons, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Forum Art Gallery, Dugald Costume Museum, Manitoba Historical Society, and Manitoba Arts Council. In 1977, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service. He died at Winnipeg on 2 June 2013.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2019

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