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Memorable Manitobans: Charles William “Charlie” Ives (1915-2007)

Squash pro.

Born at Fulham, London, England in 1915, he began a career in racket sports as a ball-boy at Wimbledon and became a junior professional by the time he was 18. He moved to Winnipeg in 1934 and taught at the Winnipeg Winter Club and Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club. In 1977, he joined the Carleton Club. On 29 May 1937, he married Mollie Irene Beard at Winnipeg and they had a daughter. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), was made an honorary citizen of Winnipeg (1984), and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1986). He died at Winnipeg in September 2007.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 2007, page 18.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2021

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