In Honour and Tribute to Neil Desaulniers
Squash Canada Memorial Fund Accepting Donations in Support of Junior Development
The Desaulniers Family have made a donation to the Squash Canada Memorial Fund in support of junior development, and at their request the family invites the Canadian squash community who may wish to honour and pay tribute to Neil Desaulniers to donate to the Fund in lieu of flowers and other forms of recognition.
Neil Desaulniers of Vancouver, BC, passed away on April 3rd, 2016. He was a former President of Squash Canada (formerly CSRA) from 1978-1980, and was an accomplished player winning many Canadian National squash titles in both hardball and softball singles and doubles between 1980-2009.
Neil, the father of the great Desaulniers squash dynasty (accomplished players Greg and Blake and former Canadian Men’s Open singles & hardball champions Michael and Brad) and devoted husband of Bobbie, has left a lasting legacy on the Canadian squash community. A builder and a pillar of both B.C. and Canadian squash for so many years, the entire squash community will be forever grateful for all he did.
“On behalf of the board and staff of Squash Canada, we share our deepest condolences with the Desaulniers family. Neil will always be remembered as a Canadian squash icon, the loving father of an incredible squash dynasty and an esteemed past President of our association. He will be sorely missed for his friendship and for his contributions to the game by the entire squash community from coast to coast.” Lolly Gillen, Squash Canada President.
Neil Desaulniers (1930-2016)
Squash Canada President 1978-1980;
Squash Canada Vice-President 1970-72 & 1976-1978;
Squash Canada Honorary Secretary 1974-1976.
Click here to donate via a simple online process. Alternatively, cheques may be mailed to and be payable to Squash Canada, with a covering note directing the donation to the Squash Canada Memorial Fund for Junior Development in tribute to Neil Desaulniers. Telephone credit card transactions (Visa and MasterCard) may also be made by calling Squash Canada at 613-228-7724.
Donations of greater than $25.00 will receive an official tax donation receipt. The Desaulniers family will be advised that you have made a donation in Neil’s honour, unless you wish to remain anonymous.
Memorial Fund Donation for Junior Development in Honour of Neil Desaulniers