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Fran died peacefully on July 26th, 2012 at the age of 96.

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

FRAN CRUMMER
Birth Date: 1916-2012
From: Chatham, Ontario
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Category Athlete Legend

Crummer, born in 1916, played her first game of golf at the age of 12 at the old Chatham Golf and Country Club. Eighty years later, when she was well into her nineties, she still played nine holes, usually two times a week. In between she competed successfully in 27 provincial and one national championship, as well as many invitational tournaments throughout southern Ontario. In addition, while at University of Western Ontario, she played on the badminton team and later carried this over to the Garrison Badminton Club where she competed within the club as well as against other clubs in the area. Crummer has worked tirelessly for her clubs, for Windsor District Golf, and for the Ontario Ladies Golf Association. In 1973 she received a silver tray from the Ontario Golf Association for "Her Distinguished Contribution to the Game of Golf in Ontario." In 1995, because of her outstanding work over the years at Maple City Country Club, she was named the first honorary life member by the board of directors.

 

Chatham Golf and Country Club

  • 1935
    • Won Junior Girls Club Championship
  • 1936
    • Won Ladies Club Championship 

Maple City Country Club

  • won Ladies Club Championship 6 times (1963, '65, '67, '70, '78, '80) and was finalist 3 times (1966, '79, '83)
  • won Ladies Handicap Trophy 2 times (1959, '85)
  • Ladies Senior Champion 3 times (1983, '86, '93) and was finalist once (1985)
  • 1937-38
    •  played in 2 Ontario Junior Girls Championships
  • 1961-75
    • played in 12 Ontario Ladies Amateur Championships
  • 1966-82
    • played in 13 Ontario Ladies Senior Championships
  • 1971
    • played in the first National Ladies Senior Championship
  • 1950-1980
    • won at least 15 Closed or Invitational Tournaments in southern Ontario and acquitted herself very well in many, many others - carried a handicap of between 9 and 12 for over 30 years
Maple City's Head Professional, John Dengel, retells the story about legendary golfer, Moe Norman's comment about Fran. After a Pro/Am tournament where Fran played on his team, Moe told John "that lady is a golfer" in reference to her smooth swing and her striking of the ball. 

In addition to playing, Fran worked tirelessly for her clubs, for Essex-Kent District Golf, and for the Ontario Ladies Golf Association. She was instrumental in helping to establishing the junior golf program at Maple City and for years was one of the hardest workers in that regard. For several years, she helped organize the Essex-Kent Tournament of Champions and she was a course evaluator for the Ontario Ladies Golf Association. In 1973 she received a silver tray from the Ontario Golf Association for "Her Distinguished Contribution to the Game of Golf in Ontario". In 1995, because of her outstanding work over the years at Maple City Country Club, she was named the first Honourary Life Member by the Board of Directors.

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2012