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Died in 1999 in Chatham, Ontario at age 66

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: 1932
From: Chatham, Ontario


Category-Athlete Legend

Don was born in Chatham in 1932 and became enthusiastic about many sports but became highly proficient in 10-pin bowling. He was probably the best bowler Chatham has ever produced and he went on to compete regionally, nationally, and internationally from 1950 to 1980. He passed away in April of 1999.

  • 1954-59
    • continued to excel in Kent County and City Leagues by taking top Honours in team and individual events.  He consistently averaged in high 180's and 190's - began to compete throughout Ontario
  • 1954-65
    • Achieved 8 sanctioned high single games and 3-game totals, highlighted by a perfect 300 game (1962), a 299 game (1961), a 290 game (1962), a 737 3-game total (1960), and a 718 3-game total (1965)
  • 1965-67
    • While bowling in Canadian Legion Provincial Championships, received awards for singles events (1965), doubles events (1965), team events (1966 & 1967), and all events (1965 & 1966)
    • 1960-65 - won Kent County Molson's Tournament in 1960, 1962, and 1964 - won Essex County Molson's Tournament in 1965 - as result of these wins, competed in Ontario Molson's Tournament in each of those years - was also runner-up on 6 other occasions in Kent or Essex Molson's Tournaments - in addition, bowled in Windsor, which was then the I 0-pin capital of Canada, in 3 Classic Leagues weekly which led him to compete in singles and team competitions in places such as Detroit, Toledo, and Chicago 1960-80 - was President of Chatham-Kent Area American Bowling Congress Association, was member of Professional Bowlers of Canada, and was a Brunswick Certified Bowling Instructor
  • 1999 
    • Died in Chatham, Ontario at age 66
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2000