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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Stewart Crawford (c1926-2001)

Community activist.

He spent his childhood at Indian Head, Saskatchewan then enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 17. On return from military service overseas, he obtained an Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1950 he moved to Winnipeg where he commenced a 32-year career with the Manitoba Telephone System, including a three-year stint in Saudi Arabia. He retired in 1983. He was a long-time member of the Manitoba Historical Society and was inspired to write his autobiography and a memoir of his boyhood days in Saskatchewan. He served as President of the Federation of Canadian Archers (1968-1976) and was a driving force in having archery recognized as an Olympic sport. He died of cancer at Nanaimo, British Columbia on 4 April 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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