Jean-Yves Jeaurond | Wendell Lafave | Germaine Lalonde | Harold MacInnes | Eric Reasbeck
He also played hockey for the Lochiel Loks and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Physical and Health Eduction from the University of Ottawa.
A true Glengarrian, Jeaurond returned to the Alexandria are. He married the late Lise Proulx of Glen Robertson, had four children and started a teaching career at GDHS that would last 32 years.
His love of sports was insatiable. Not only did he teach physical education, shop and French class, he coached, mentored and helped take the high school Gaels to numerous championships in a variety of sports, including football, a game he’d never even played.
His list of awards are is endless as is the number of athletes he’s guided along the way, including those that played for the BC Lions, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Sooners, and Boston Bruins.
But it wasn’t just the boys. This incredible man truly believed that everyone, including girls, should have the opportunity to play, coach or referee any sport they liked.
And so he introduced girl’s ringuette and refereeing to the area, and went on to host many carnival queen ceremonies.
A community man at heart, Jeaurond not only played badminton, tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey, wrestling, and so on, he sand in the church choir, joined Council, and was president of the Club Richelieu. Sports, community and family are still of utmost importance and that’s why Jean-Yves Jeaurond prides himself on what he’s passed on to others… en français et en anglais!A
Lafave became hooked on hockey when it was not yet organized. He would hitch-hike for miles just to plat a game, whether for or against Williamstown, Maxville, Long Sault, Moose Creek, Alexandria or Dalhousie. He played on the Char-Lan District High School team and won outstanding athlete of the year in 1969.
For 26 years he taught for the Upper Canada District School Board, and continued to play and coach hockey. But an ankle injury at the age of 35 left him immobile for close to six weeks and that’s what started his next round of athletics.
Lafave got himself and his ankle back on track by walking and then running. He enjoyed it so much, he decided to start competing. And in no small way… he ran the 1984 Montreal marathon and finished ahead of his predicted time.
He was hooked, but continued to train, teach, coach, and play hockey and that saw him capture several championships with the Williamstown Wings and Maxville No Stars.
He went on years later to compete in many more marathons, while playing golf, winning several titles as well. But his focus now is on running. He’s completed full marathons, while playing golf, winning several titles as well. But his focus now is on running. He’s completed full marathons in every Canadian province, every American state, in England, Ancient Greece and Chile.
He is still playing golf, and plans to complete 100 marathons. With more than 90 done, that goal certainly seems achievable.
This dedicated woman played croquet, baseball, tennis, and took up competitive swimming, competing until the age of 65.
She played badminton, was a member of the Red and White Bowling team for 25 years, skated, cross country skied, played hockey, curled, golfed, and became ladies captain of the gold and curling teams. She was and still is the Ladies Twilight fold co-ordinator and has been a member of the curling club for over 50 years.
Lalonde also works with the Canadian Cancer Society and has done so since 1975. She prides herself on the canvassing she’s done to raise money and awareness for cancer.
And there’s more. She’s also a published author, recently writing a history of her family for the 100th anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish where she’s still active. For over 55 years, she’s been a member of the Daughters of Isabella and is still volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul’s.
This incredibly active woman not only continues to contribute to Glengarry sport and life, she also manages to find time for duplicate bridge, another team event that allows her to shine where she shines so well, competing in Glengarry County.
He became renowned for his ability to ‘one-time’ the ball from the ground or in the air, using both feet or either one, while still in the air.
MacInnes played for Dunvegan and Greenfield. He starred as the center-half and back-fielder, and won Most Valuable Player in 1941. He helped the Greenfield team take the victory over Pine Grove with one of his goals.
In 1947 he played against some Rough Riders who played with the Ottawa soccer teams, trying to get in shape for the months ahead.
He also served as captain of the Greenfield team, delegate to league meetings, member of the referee’s committee and as league director.
But he wasn’t just a soccer player. MacInnes was famous for his voice as well and could also draw crowds to church who’d come just to hear him sing.
Along with wife Marjorie, they had four children, Debra, Rhonda, Glenda, and Brent.
Together they milked cows, made hay and enjoyed hockey games, especially when the Detroit Red Wings scored.
MacInnes worked on the farm, cutting wood until his 88th year and outlived many friends and relatives.
Thankfully for the world of Glengarry soccer fans, his reputation will live on in the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame.
Along with Ron Graham, Reasbeck started minor hockey in South Lancaster and with the help of many volunteers built a rink where Rob McIntosh is today. Though the rink is gone, the change house still exists.
A job with Ontario Hydro saw Reasbeck and wife Margaret along with their three sons move to Kapuskasing. But it didn’t matter where he went, hockey was in his blood.
With three young boys now all playing, the hockey parents were busier than ever travelling in different directions as they all played on separate teams.
Not only did he work hard and help his sons in hockey, he also found time to coach the Kapuskasing Labor Council team.
Plus he took his unique, aggressive style of play to the soccer field.
The natural athlete played left wing on the all star Pine Grove soccer team and had the great pleasure of playing with the Bernard “Baba” Villeneuve when they went up against the Montreal Black Watch Scots.
Reasbeck won many awards throughout his playing and coaching days and has many “Most Valuable” trophies to his name.
In 1983, Reasbeck and his devoted wife of 61 years moved back to Lancaster where they now enjoy watching their grandchildren’s games, continuing to cheer and encourage the tradition of Glengarry sport.