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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Cleave “Ray” Davis (?-2017)

Educator.

Born at Manor, Saskatchewan, son of Arthur and Margaret Davis, the family moved to Alexander when he was 14 years old. He moved to Winnipeg in 1943 and began working for McDonald Brothers Aircraft. He enrolled in Normal School in 1946 and obtained a teaching certificate. His teaching career started at The Pas in August 1947. He returned to Winnipeg in 1953 where he served as the Principal of Bannatyne School (1953-1958), Jameswood School (1958-1965), and Linwood School (1965-1967). In 1967, he became Assistant Superintendent of the St. James School Division, later being Superintendent of Elementary Schools, Area Superintendent, and Superintendent of Program and Curriculum Evaluation. He retired in 1979. On 2 August 1950, he married Thelma Kathleen Meadows (?-1999) of Oak Lake, at Brandon, and they later had two daughters. He died at Winnipeg on 9 January 2017 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

“Davis – Meadows,” Brandon Sun, 8 August 1950, page 10.

Obituary [Thelma Kathleen Davis], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1999, page 37.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2017

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