Bruyere Gerry

Bruyere Gerry

Gerry Bruyere Sport: Broomball Year Inducted: 2012 From the early 1970’s into the 80’s, Gerry Bruyere would become the Jean Beliveau of the game of broomball in Cornwall. Gerry was a preeminent star in the leagues, All-Star tournament teams as well as Provincial and Canadian Championship tournaments. Gerry’s strong work ethic along with a deft […]

Blanchard Arthur

Arthur Blanchard Sport: Snowshoeing Year Inducted: 1969 Arthur Blanchard was a real Champion when it came to endurance on his snowshoes. He won many races and one was from Cornwall to Ottawa on January 29th, 1955 – a distance of 78 miles. He walked under the Cornwall colours of the Grey Wolves. He trekked from […]

Roffey Georgette

Georgette (Delacretaz) Roffey Sport: Tennis Year Inducted: 1986 Georgette Delacretaz Roffey grew up in the shadows of the Courtaulds Tennis Club in the days when junior tennis was flourishing in Cornwall under the direction of Bill Fagan Sr., and Nick Kaneb. In 1954, she made her presence known in both Provincial and Dominion Junior net […]

Phillips Mary

Mary Maud Connolly Phillips Sport: Badminton Year Inducted: 1968 Mary Maud Connolly Phillips, born September 28, 1908, was a star badminton player in 1931. In 1932, she won the Michigan State Badminton Championship. In 1936, she won the St. Lawrence District Ladies’ Badminton Championship. She also won a letter playing tennis for the Western University […]

Legault Suzanne

Suzanne Legault Sport: Racquet Sports Year Inducted: 1998 Suzanne Legault didn’t discover tennis until 1980, when she was 35 years old. It was love at first sight. Legault, who was helped by a background in squash, spent the first four years learning the game; then, she started winning, and winning, and winning! The highlight of […]

Kaneb George

George Thomas Kaneb Sport: Tennis Year Inducted: 1977 George Thomas Kaneb, born March 28, 1918, was one of the best tennis players to develop during the period of the 30’s and early 40’s when tennis was really booming in Cornwall. There were around two dozen players at the time of approximately equal calibre. Besides many […]

Kalil Richard

Richard (Dick) Kalil Sport: Tennis Year Inducted: 1972 Richard “Dick” Kalil was born in Cornwall on July 11, 1938. Dick’s career in tennis began on the local tennis courts where, at an early age, he became so proficient that he won most of the local Championships. At age 15, Dick entered the Toronto Telegram Public […]

Flannigan John

John Flannigan Sport: Squash Year Inducted: 2000 If anyone deserves the title “Mr. Squash” in Cornwall, it would be John Flannigan. The quiet, easy-speaking city employee has ruled the squash courts for the past dozen years, after making the transition from badminton 14 years ago. John leap-frogged his way to the top of the rankings […]

Fagan Sr. William

William (Bill) T. Fagan Sr. Sport: Tennis Year Inducted: 1969 William “Bill” T. Fagan, Sr., born in 1902, was an outstanding tennis player. He won the Cornwall singles on three occasions. Bill was a great promoter of the game. He took a great interest in young Girls and Boys. Bill was instrumental in building a […]

Fagan Jr. Bill

Bill Fagan Jr. Sport: Tennis Year Inducted: 1984 In sports jargon, Bill Fagan Jr. was what they call a late-bloomer. Bill didn’t take up tennis until he was 13 years old, after years of watching his father play on the old Howard Smith Paper Mill court. His father became his instructor. But he didn’t waste […]