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Ray Leveque

Ray Leveque


Ray Leveque is well respected throughout the Winnipeg’s printing community for over 45 years as a result of his extensive knowledge and experience in the business, and he remains committed to ensuring the highest level of service to all his clients Coast to Coast to Coast.

Just as printer’s ink has been in Raymond’s blood, so has his love of ALL Things military.

Ray’s first contact with the military lifestyle was as a Cadet at HMCS Chippawa.  He joined the Navy League Cadets at JRK Millen at 11 years of age and participated with them until he was old enough to join Sea Cadets in the John Travers Cornwell, VC Corps.  He paraded with them until he was old enough to join the Army Reserve at age 16.

In 1995, Raymond joined 735 Communication Squadron, where he excelled and qualified in several different trades including Teletype Operator and Radio Operator and Ceremonial Drill Team achieving the rank of corporal in just a few years.  Raymond excelled on the field exercises, often being given the responsibility of Detachment Commander where he earned the respect of his commanders and subordinates alike.

He did not move away from his military roots entirely: rather a few years later, he re-joined the Navy League of Canada as an officer cadet (Midshipman), in order to give back to the organization that he had started with those many years earlier.  Ray worked his way through many positions with Navy League Cadet Corps J.R.K. Millen, including New Entry Officer, Divisional Officer, Band Officer, Training Officer, Executive Officer and finally to the Corps Commanding Officer achieving the rank of LCdr. (NL).  His unceasing efforts to enhance the lives of young Winnipeggers’ was rewarded on his last night as Commanding Officer, when there were over 275 Cadets and 25 Officers on the deck, under his Command, as he left the Corps.  Ray has also bee involved one way or another with the Naval Association of Canada for over 40 years at the Local and National Level.

He has been involved with the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba for the past 5 years and he is the Past Membership Director for the Institute.  He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Navel Museum of Manitoba as well as The Hubbell Awards Incorporated. In addition to his support to the Cadet and Military associations in Winnipeg, Raymond has been involved in many great causes that better the lives of others. He served as a Board Member and Chairperson of the St. Raphael’s Wellness Centre Foundation.  Raymond has also been involved with the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund for over the past 30 years (where he met his wife Jeannette). He has also supported the Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Police Museum and Winnipeg Fire Museum over the years when called upon for help. Raymond continues to go the “extra mile” when it comes to providing printing, or support to any facet of printing. This is especially true when it comes to supporting military activities.  Ray and his company(s) have been key sponsors of the Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre “Yellow Ribbon Gala” for over 10 years and an avid supporter of the Military in Winnipeg.

Ray has been married to his wife Jeannette for the past 27 years, they have 4 children between them and 6 grandchildren. In Ray’s younger years his hobbies included Sky Diving and SCUBA Diving, but as he has become more mature his hobbies now include photography, bicycling, travelling and holidaying with Jeannette, spending time with their children and being an amazing Papa by spoiling their grandchildren whenever he gets the chance. He also enjoys Movie nights, working outdoors and The Winnipeg Jets.