Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Dennis (Den) Turner

Den passed away suddenly at the Elmvale Curling Club on Friday on February 2, 2018.

It is with great sadness that Springwater Sports Heritage received the news that Den, a three time Springwater Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Inductee, passed away while participating in an activity that he loved, namely curling.  An avid curler he was a well known multi sport athlete who excelled competitively in both hockey and fastball.  As a highly skilled centre in hockey and a dependable fielder and solid hitter on the ball diamond he was instrumental in many Elmvale victories and championships. In 1955/56 while midget age he captained the Juvenile team to Elmvale’s first ever O.M.H.A. championship. Den’s successful hockey career progressed onward including an extensive Old Timers period where he significantly assisted in generating numerous regional and international tournament championships.   His coaches and fellow players will remember him as the consummate teammate.    

2014 Inductee- 1977 Elmvale Merchant Fastball Provincial Champions 
2016 Inductee- 1964 Elmvale Merchant Barrie Senior Fastball Champions 
2016 Inductee- 1955/56 Elmvale Juvenile Hockey Provincial Champions

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