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Dan Williams Memorial Trophy

Memories of Dan Williams 1949-1998 ...click here to view PDF file


In Memory of Dan Williams 1949-1998 

On June 30, 1998 came the news that shocked the Humber Valley Old Timers, the Father John Redmond community, the Toronto jazz world and a host of other groups. Dan Williams was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. We were all so stunned to hear this, not only because Dan was so close to many of us, but because Dan would be the last individual one would expect to be stricken with cancer. He lived a very healthy lifestyle. He had no bad habits. It was only a short while later that he passed away on August 21, 1998.
 
Many years have since passed, yet many of us in the Humber Valley Old Timers remember Dan quite fondly. Perhaps the most visible reminder we have is the Dan Williams Memorial Trophy. This honour is bestowed on the player who best reflects the outstanding qualities of sportsmanship that Dan was well known and loved for.
 
The Dan Williams Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to “the player showing good sportsmanship, concern for his fellow players and our league and/or contribution to his community”.
 
        RECIPIENTS
 1998-99  Jim Buchanan  2013-14  Michael Bateman
 1999-00  Danny Wilks  2014-15  Carlo Picco
 2000-01  John Clow  2015-16  Paddy Lloyd
 2001-02  Lee MacIsaac  2016-17  Gerry Eschweiler
 2002-03  Bruce Parrack  2017-18  Kevin Kurnik
 2003-04  Orest Jakymyc  2018-19  David Simandl
 2004-05  John Bright  
 2005-06  Tony Klemencic    
 2006-07  Reg Berry  
 2007-08  David Gilmour  
 2008-09  Dave Kinnear  
 2009-10  Doug Morris  
 2010-11  Tom Spencer  
 2011-12  Bill Brockbank  
 2012-13  Joe Virball