It is with incredible sadness that the Toronto Curling Association has learned of the passing of Hugh Murphy. Hugh was a former TCA President and also the recipient of the 2019 TCA Outstanding Achievement Award.
Hugh was the consummate volunteer over the past 22 years as a member of TCA clubs and put in thousands of hours developing curling in the Greater Toronto area. He was also a past Board Member of the Ontario Curling Association (CurlON).
In particular, Hugh was a strong advocate for youth curling, running the junior program at Oakville for a number of years, chairing the highly successful Optimist bonspiel and coaching several bantam and junior teams. In his time as TCA President, Hugh was instrumental in bringing the outdoor curling to the City of Toronto and for adding the Mixed Doubles to our TCA line up.
Hugh was not only a staple in the curling scene at Oakville C.C. and Mississaugua G&CC, but was also a competitive curler with highlights including competing in the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with his wife Janet.
We will always remember Hugh’s passion for the game and zest for life.
Our thoughts are with Janet, his children Jestyn and Hale and his extended family and friends.