Bill Hillman's Monthly Military TributeI am a retired member of the Toronto Fire Department and am occasionally the recipient of the the military effects of our members who have passed. I received a briefcase from the widow of Joe Davis, a retired District Chief recently. I knew the man, but not much of his personal life since our working lives rarely intersected. In the briefcase was a pile of EX-AIR GUNNAR Material which he had printed and kept. There were also some news clippings from the war. It occurred to me that maybe he had some fellow Veterans in your organization that were unaware of his passing. Being a veteran (not war) myself, I know how important those comradeships are. I thought I would say Hi and offer you Joe’s obituary, even though it was in 2017. It took some time for the household effects to be passed around. I am known for taking anything just in the hopes that some heirlooms are preserved.
AS YOU WERE . . .
WAR YEARS ECLECTICA
George Raymond "Joe" Davis
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Funeral Information for DC George Raymond “Joe” Davis Retired Toronto Fire Department
DAVIS, George "Joe" Raymond - Joe was born in Toronto on May 4, 1922. During WWII, he flew with the RCAF BC429 as a mid-upper gunner and later was employed with the Toronto Fire Department 42 years, commencing on the 13th of July 1946 (Badge #1016). He was promoted to Captain on the 12 of May 1961, rising to the position of District Chief. He passed away on January 15, 2017 at the Newmarket Health Centre, Newmarket, ON. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Cecelia Toner (2004) and survived by his loving daughters Patricia MacRae (David), Jane Thom (Dave) and Georgia Davis (Wayne). Cherished grandfather of four grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Frederick Robson Davis and Alice Rutland Pitman, as well as his sisters Florence Lena Asheychik and Virginia Alice Clark and his brothers Charles Wilbur Davis and Frank Edward Davis.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
WWII NEWSPAPER PAGES
From the Joe Davis Collection
Scanned by Alan Thomas
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