George Raymond Davis

May 4, 1922January 15, 2017

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, 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.

Funeral arrangements by Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON. Interment at St. John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


George Raymond Davis

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February 10, 2017

Dear Davis Family,

My sincerest sympathy for your loss.

Will always be grateful for the pictures your father took of me as a child.

Mary Jane Farintosh

Dan McIntyre

February 1, 2017

So sorry to here of your loss. I was hoping to have him dropping in at Mountain Lake. But time did not allow it. My loss!!!

Best wishes Dan McIntyre

Steve Toner

January 24, 2017

Sorry to hear of your loss.
My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
With sympathy,
Steve Toner

June Young

January 23, 2017

Jane, Georgia, & Patty
My sincere sympathies. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter in what time of life. "Joe Davis" will always part of the Young family memories of Big Hawk.
Do take care and may the Lord Bless and give you comfort as you adjust to "Dad" not being there,

Shirley Hopkinson

January 22, 2017

Jane, Patty and Georgia,
Sorry to hear another great one has left us.
I have many, many memories of your Dad.....immaculately trimmed lawns, walking Duke, photography, Halloween fudge.....He will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Bob McGhee

January 22, 2017

Will miss you on the lake Bob McGhee. I never got to Flin Flon

Dale Davis

January 21, 2017

Dear Cousins, I have so many wonderful memories of Joe and especially appreciate recalling how my mom said that she knew that she could call Joe any time of day or night and he would arrive without reservation to help our family. I recall he was the one she called for the most difficult messages. I will miss the shared love that joe had for my dad (his little brother) and for his eccentric and most wonderous sister, Ginny. I will forever cherish his many stories of the colourful Davis family unbringing and wish I could have been a fly on the wall for any of their family gatherings. I enjoyed the visits with joe over the years and the inevitable tea and sweets (Davis tradition). He never minced words but kept a twinkle in his eye. I will enjoy the memory of his parting words to me ....I am thinking of you all, with much love, Dale (and family).

Donna Tomson

January 21, 2017

Uncle Joe, Although I did not see much of you as I was growing up or as an adult, when I did see you, you never ceased to amaze me, making me feel comfortable and always welcomed. From one dog lover to another, I hope Duke is there waiting for you. RIP

January 19, 2017

Jane, Sometimes it's hard not to wish for one more day, one more word, one more chance to say goodbye, but I am certain that you know that you were a joy to your dad every day of your life and he was immensely proud of you and Georgia and Patty. It was a privilege to have know him.
Leslie Prothero Parada


January 17, 2017

A good man, strong in his convictions and held in high esteem by those that knew him.