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Death Notice: 1983 at the age of 80 in Chatham, Ontario.

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

Position: Defence  
Birth Date: 1903
From: Chatham, Ontario Canada



Category-Athlete Legend and Builder

"Smoke" starred in football and hockey in the 1920's and then turned his attention to the building side of sports and community life in general. He was an outstanding athlete and administrator.

  • 1922-24
    • Starred on the Queen's University Senior Football Team that won three consecutive inter-collegiate championships and Grey Cups; played junior, intermediate, and senior hockey while at Queen's 
  • 1927
    • Played senior hockey for the 12th Battery London team which lost in the finals of the Allan Cup championship to the Toronto Varsity Grads
  • 1928
    • One of the founders of the Chatham Stirling Imperials Hockey Club which quickly became the Chatham St. Clair Maroons and then the Chatham Maroons
  • 1928-33
    • Played  defence with the Chatham Maroons where he was often described as "the best hockey player Chatham ever knew"
  • 1930's
    • Served as an executive member of the City Softball League including a term as president.  Smoke was instrumental in having first floodlights for softball installed in the city; served as an executive member of the Chatham Curling Club including a term as president
  • 1940's
    • Building chairman for the Chatham Memorial Arena that opened in 1949
  • 1940's- 60's
    • Executive member of the Ontario Hockey Association for 21 years 1940's-80's; served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Public General Hospital for 40 years including Chairman of the Board in 1950-51; served as Chairman of the Property and Building Committee for 35 years
  • 1962
    • Honored with the Ontario Hockey Association's highest award, the "Gold Stick", for meritorious service
  • 1967
    • Honored with the Ontario Bicentennial Award for service to his community
  • 1970
    • Appointed to the city Planning Board and served as its chairman in 1972
  • 1977
    • Awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal for service to his community - awarded a citation and honorary membership in the Chatham and District Chamber of Commerce for 50 years of community work
  • 1982
    • Honored by the Rotary Club with its highest award, the "Paul Harris Fellowship", which goes to a member for exemplary service
  • 1983
    • February - died at age 80 in Chatham


Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 1986