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Death Notice: Passed away in London, Ontario playing golf at the age of 72 years. 

1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
Elaine Hinnegan
Fergie Jenkins
Fran Crummer
Gene Dziadura
George Aitken
George Bruette
Harold Gillies
Harold McFarlane
Herb Wakabayashi
Irma (Grant) Isaac
Jim Maynard
Joe Zimmer
Joe Malo
Joelle Batten-Daigneau
John McKay
Karrie Williams
Keith Crummer
Larry Babcock
Larry Lahey
Lloyd Davidson
Marion (Watson) Stanton
Martin Aarts
Max Lenover
Mel Wakabayashi
Mort Giles
Norman Morris 'Chirp'
Peter Gilbert
Randy Rybansky
Richard Doey
Ron Blommers
Ross Babcock
Ron Coristine
Ross Day
Roy Galloway
Roy Oscar 'Doc' Miller
Sandra Tewksbury
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Shirley Pilson
Smoke, R.S.Reynolds
Tyson Parry
Wilfred  Harding


Birth Date: 1914
From: Wallaceburg, Ontario
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Ontario Amateur Golf Site

Category - Athlete Legend

A native of Wallaceburg, Ches excelled at hockey but golf was his passion. He began caddying at the Chatham Golf and Country Club when he was 8 years old winning his first golf tournament at age 16. Over the years, Ches won numerous Stag Days and Invitational, in Lambton, Essex, and Kent Counties as well as being a member of the Legion Branch #628 team that won various championships.  He was victorious  his last tournament in 1981, fifty-one years after his first.

  • 1914
    • born in Wallaceburg, Ontario
  • 1930
    •  Essex-Kent Junior Boys Tournament in Windsor was his first golf tournament win
  • 1933
    • Runner-up in first flight of the Ontario Amateur Golf Championship in Toronto
  • 1934-36
    • Played hockey for the original Chatham Senior Maroons
  • 1935
    • The leading scorer in final series when the Maroons won the Ontario-Michigan Hockey Championship
  • 1936-37
    • Played professional hockey for Streatharn Maroons in the English Hockey League
  • 1937-38
    • Played for Chatham Maroons
  • 1938-39
    • Played professional hockey for Glasgow Mohawks in the Scottish Hockey League 1934-57 He won Men's Club Championship at the Chatham Golf and Country Club a total of 7 times
  • 1957-78
    • Won Men's Club Championship at Maple City Country Club a total of 8 times
  • 1966-76
    • Won Men's Annual Invitational at Maple City Country Club a total of 4 times
  • 1973
    • Honoured by the Ontario Golf Association for his "distinguished contribution to the game of golf in Ontario" 
  • 1981
    • Victory for his last golf tournament 51 years after he had won his first tournament
  • 1986
    • Died in London, Ontario while playing golf at Suningdale Country Club
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 1999