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SNEAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-05-09 published
He was a daredevil footballer in the days of leather helmets
By Tom HAWTHORN Special to The Globe and Mail Friday, May 9, 2003 - Page R11
Norris LINDSAY, a teammate of Ormond BEACH and Bummer STIRLING on the storied Sarnia Imperials football team, has died in Petrolia, Ontario He was 94.
At 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, he was a big man in the era of leather helmets and earned a reputation for his flying tackles, a daredevil play that has long since fallen out of favour. In lieu of salary as a two-way player, Mr. LINDSAY and his teammates were guaranteed jobs with Canadian Oil Companies Ltd.
Mr. LINDSAY helped the Imperials win the Ontario Rugby Football Union champioship in 1933 and 1934 over Balmy Beach, St. Michael's College and the Hamilton Tigers.
In 1933, the Imperials played host to the 1933 Grey Cup championship against the Toronto Argonauts. Despite his regular-season contributions, coach Pat OUELLETTE did not have Mr. LINDSAY suit up for the big game, which was won 4-3 by Toronto in the lowest-scoring Grey Cup ever played.
Mr. LINDSAY was frustrated again the following year, when coach Art MASSUCCI did not place him on the Imperials' roster for the Grey Cup final. Sarnia defeated the Regina Roughriders 20-12 at Toronto. Among Mr. LINDSAY's teammates wearing the three-starred sweater of the Imperials were Mr. BEACH, a sensational halfback kicker Hugh (Bummer) STIRLING of Saint Thomas, Ontario; rugged snapper Boob MOLLOY; and, the speedy Norm PERRY, known as The Galloping Ghost.
Mr. LINDSAY, who was born in Tupperville, Ontario, near Chatham in southwestern Ontario, was also a gifted golfer who entered the 1940 Canadian Open. "He told me his first shot went out of bounds, said Pat SUTHERLAND, a friend. "By the time he was done, he had shot an 11 on the first hole."
Mr. LINDSAY, an amateur, shot an embarrassing 93 on the par-71 course, following with a 90. The tournament was won in a playoff by the legendary American golfer Sam SNEAD. Shortly after, Mr. LINDSAY joined the merchant marine and was a radio operator during the Second World War. In peacetime, he took over the Blue Bay Lodge near Huntsville, Ontario, which he operated until 1963.
Mr. LINDSAY golfed until late in life. When his local club opened a new clubhouse, he rented the old one and made it his home. He died on March 11 at the Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, 10 days after marking his 94th birthday. He was predeceased by his wife, Bette, who died in 1965.

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SNELGROVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-16 published
SNELGROVE, Martha Jean, R.N.
On Saturday evening June 14, 2003. Jean died in peace with her loving nephew and niece-in-law Brian and Anneliese O'MALLEY at her side. A Registered Nurse, Jean was born in Colborne, Ontario. She served her country with distinction as a Nursing Sister in the Canadian Army during World War 2 in South Africa, England, and on board hospital ships. After the War she completed her studies as a Hospital Records Librarian and enjoyed a long and productive career establishing medical record libraries in hospitals throughout Ontario. Daughter of the late Donald and Teresa SNELGROVE and predeceased by her sisters Marion and Kathleen, she is survived by her sister Flora GREGOIRE of Innisfil, Ontario and brother and sister-in-law Emmett MALCOLM and Keitha SNELGROVE of Rochester, New York. She will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. The celebration of Jean's life will be held in the Church of St. Leonard, 25 Wanless Avenue (east of Yonge), on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 2: 30 p.m. A reception for Friends and family will follow in Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, Friends may wish to consider a memorial gift to the Church of St. Leonard or Sunnybrook Hospital.

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SNELGROVE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-15 published
SNELGROVE, William H.
Died peacefully in Victoria on December 11, 2003. Born in Toronto December 30, 1915. Bill graduated from McGill University, then served overseas for five years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as Squadron Leader (410). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Anne (née WILKINSON;) his daughter Wendy SNELGROVE of Vancouver; son Bob SNELGROVE (Judy née SIMPSON) and his beloved grandchildren John, Jill and Peter of Brockville, Ontario. He is survived by his sister Wilma HOFFMAN of Wilmington, Delaware and brother Hal (Ada née HARRIS) of Hudson Heights, Quebec. He will be missed by his many Friends in the North Toronto Kiwanis Club, Victoria Probus Club and the ''Jolly Boys''.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at St. Michael and All Angels Parish, 4733 West Saanich Road, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veteran's Health Centre at the Lodge at Broadmead or The Heart and Stroke Foundation. We are very thankful for the loving care given to Bill in the past few years.

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SNETSINGER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-03-07 published
SNETSINGER, Mary Claire
Suddenly on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at Oakville. Claire SNETSINGER beloved daughter of the late Viola and Dr. H.A. SNETSINGER. Loving sister of the late Joan SNETSINGER. Loved cousin of Anne TAILOR/TAYLOR, and Mary Adele GILLESPIE. Dear friend of Bill BOWEN. Lovingly remembered by her many Friends. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Saint Dominic Parish, 2415 Rebecca Street, Oakville. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery 1: 45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home (905) 844-2600.

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