ParaSport® friends will be truly missed

ParaSport Ontario would like to thank the following men for their significant contribution to our organization.


Ken Lake, beloved husband of Elaine Lake, died peacefully at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington, on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Active in the sports world of Track and Field for over 40 years, he was twice named Sportsman of the Year for Burlington. Ken was also one of the original members of the Burlington Jaycees and an original member of the Instrument Society of America.  Ken was so much a part of the ParaSport Ontario track & field meets.  He will be remembered as an excellent official, a fine gentleman, and one of the most enjoyable personalities in our sport.


Dave Watson passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 6, 2012.   He officiated for over 35 years as a Starter & Starter’s Assistant and was a pioneer in the development of Call room procedures.  Dave was regularly seen at ParaSport Ontario Games as far back as when we were called “Sport for Disabled – Ontario”.   His association with our Organization spans many, many years.  Dave was a kind & generous person who will be sadly missed in the sports world.


On May 11, 2012, the Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA) lost a long-time member and friend.  Mike Tyrrell served on the OBSA Board of Directors for many years.  He was an avid runner who specialized in short distances and won multiple medals in Athletics at the ParaSport Games.  His last year of competition was in 2011 at age 74.  Mike was an excellent role model for the younger generation.  His passion and dedication to living an active life was an example for all.  He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.