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OUELLETTE 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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OUELLETTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-27 published
TENNANT, John Holmsted, Q.C.
Died peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2003, in Burlington, Ontario. A devoted father and grandfather he leaves behind daughters Peggy (WENGLE) and Barbara (and Malcolm MacKAY;) grandchildren Christopher, Sandy and Robert McLAREN, Heather (OUELLETTE;) Lisa and Malcolm MacKAY, and great-grandchildren Amelia, Skye and Natalie. He was predeceased by his wife Airdrie (BROWN) in 1977. Born September 10, 1915 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, he moved to Montreal, Quebec at age 14 and graduated from Université de Montréal with a law degree in 1940, winning the Bar of Montreal prize for commercial law. During the war, he served on corvettes with the R.C.N.V.R. 1941-1945. He worked for the legal department of the Industrial Development Bank and then for the law firm Howard, Cate, Ogilvy, Bishop, Cope, Porteous and Hansard. He retired in 1979 to Oakville, Ontario to be closer to his grandchildren. His family was the joy of his life and he will be sorely missed by them. A private service will be held. Calls and visits will be welcomed at the homes of his daughters. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to his favourite charities: The Salvation Army and Covenant House.

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