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Thursday, February 23, 2017

GORD CURRIE PASSES AT 93


Football legend and Canadian Hall of Famer Gord Currie has passed away at age 93.
Here is info from Mr. Currie's Wikipedia page:
Gordon Gray Currie (May 20, 1923 - February 22, 2017) was a political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented Regina Wascana from 1982 to 1986 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewanas a Progressive Conservative.
He was born in Semans, Saskatchewan,[1] the son of Robert Currie and Mary Anne Pool, and was educated in Saskatchewan, in British Columbia, at Notre Dame Collegiate and at Mount Allison University. Currie served in the Royal Canadian Navyduring World War II, returning to Regina in 1947. Currie taught school at Balfour Technical Schoolthere and coached the football and hockey teams. In 1953, he married Shirley Corinne Clarke. From 1965 to 1976, Currie coached the Regina Rams football club.[1] He led the Rams to eight Manitoba-Saskatchewan Junior League championships, seven Western Canada Junior championships and six national junior titles.[2] In 1975, he was named Canadian Amateur Coach of the Year. He then returned to teaching and later served as a high school principal.[1]
Currie served in the Saskatchewan cabinet as Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower, as Minister of Continuing Education, as Minister of Education, as Minister of Science and Technology and as Minister of Telephones. He was dropped from cabinet in December 1985 and he did not seek reelection in 1986.[1]
He was named to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1978,[3] to the Order of Canada in 1979[4]and to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.[2]In 1977, he established the Gordon Currie Foundation which awards the Gordon Currie Youth Development Fund.[1]
Currie died on February 22, 2017[5].
(Photo courtesy Leader Post)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP Mr Currie. Being from the same neighborhood I had the opportunity to get to know Mr Currie being the same age as Doug and playing hockey, football and baseball was the norm. He was always kind and made you feel welcome. For so many years we made every Rams game and aspired to one day play on it. Some of us did. Sincere condolences to all the family.

LL

RWAH said...

Gord was a gentleman and a very respected man that will be missed by the sport and general community

Anonymous said...

tough day for riderville..RIP MR.Currie and good luck MR.Best.