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Life Members

The Life Membership Award recognizes an individual, who has exemplified the values of Ontario Soccer and has acted as a pinnacle example of the Association. This individual has rendered special service and significant overall contribution to the game of soccer in Ontario to an extent beyond normal participation.


  • Past President or past Chair, Board of Directors of Ontario Soccer (minimum 1-year term) or an individual with minimum 25 years of service comprised of contribution at all levels of soccer in Ontario
  • Service to soccer in Ontario shall include service on any of the following roles; Ontario Soccer Board Member, Ontario Soccer Committee, or Ontario Soccer Working Groups.


  • Can be nominated by a District Association, Ontario Soccer Standing or Operational Committee


  • Ontario Soccer Board of Directors

Note: Does not need to be awarded annually

Active Life Membership Recipients

·       Bill Spiers, Toronto
·       John Knox, Scarborough
·       Colin Linford, Kitchener
·       Les Wilkinson, Callander
·       Edward Grenda, Kingston
·       Clive Wilkinson, Sault Ste. Marie
·       Tom Doyle, Thunder Bay
·       Lewis Edwards, Niagara Falls
·       George MacDonald, Burlington
·       Joyce Stewart, London
·       Sandy Arrowsmith, Oshawa


Ontario Soccer Life Members Passed Away But Not Forgotten

  • Lois Brewer
  • Ian Dickson
  • Les Digby
  • William Hoyle
  • Jim Ellis
  • John Henderson
  • Terence Kelly
  • Bert Lipsham
  • Harry Pollard
  • Bill Simpson
  • Alan Southard
  • Jack Strachan
  • John Traganitis
  • Casey van Maris