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Memorable Manitobans: David Matthew Craig (1925-2007)

Businessman, artist.

Born on 1 November 1925, he was raised in Winnipeg. He served as a Pilot Officer for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He worked as a Credit Manager upon his return form the war and was active in sports. He moved to Brandon and started the Brandon Boys Baseball Association. In 1960 he moved back to Winnipeg and was Vice President of Credit Spending for Acklands Limited. Throughout his life Craig worked as a sculptor and artist. He was the jury winner of the Manitoba Craft Council Spring Exhibition, and his works were shown in the Birchwood Art Gallery.

He died on 12 January 2007 after a lengthy illness.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 2007.

“They left their mark”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B2.

This profile was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 15 November 2009

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