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Memorable Manitobans: David Anderson Ritchie (1917-2010)


Born at Winnipeg in 1917, he served as a navigator and flight instructor during the Second World War, founding Message to Base, a wartime air force newsletter which earned him a commendation from the Commonwealth Air Museum. After completing his war service, he worked in advertising sales but then began a career with Investors Syndicate, rising to the position of Regional Sales Manager. He served with several community organizations, including the Winnipeg Lions Club (President), on the board of Rainbow Stage, the Masonic Lodge, and the Winnipeg Winter Club (President). An avid curler, he represented Manitoba at the National Final in 1970. He died at Winnipeg on 4 January 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 2010.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2016

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