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Old 12-09-2020, 09:42 AM   #1
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Slo-Pitch lost a pioneer yesterday

Sad to hear but one that has allowed ALL of us play the game we play in the summer. And a friend also.

RIP Bill Miller

this is copied from a friends FB post.

Farewell Dear Billy
Slo-Pitch National is deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of our founders and former President Bill Miller.

Bill had a simple vision, to create a Canadian Slo-Pitch organization that allowed the worst to be the best for a moment in time.

He started the Centennial Slo-Pitch of Etobicoke in 1975 with longtime friend Dave Mantell. That league is still in existence today and will carry on honoring his legacy. He ran the OV Slo-Pitch Program for Carling Breweries and was a founder of Slo-Pitch Ontario eventually moving on to build the Canada wide organization of Slo-Pitch National and launch the Coors Slo-Pitch Program for Molson Breweries in 1989. Bill retired from Slo-Pitch National in 2018.

His dedication and passion for the sport of slo-pitch has been enjoyed across Canada by slo-pitch players young and old. He was very proud that so many people are enjoying what he helped to create. He leaves behind many dear friends and colleagues across North America who he met through his years of organizing, umpiring and playing, with endless stories and antics experienced along the way.

Bill is survived by his wife Diane , daughter and son in law Sandra and Brian, his mother Rose and brothers John (Carol) and Rick (Linda), nephews Scott, Chad and Daryl. He will be forever missed by Tricia, Dom and Jackson. He was predeceased by his father Jack and his beloved daughter Wendy.

If you build it they will come. And they certainly did!

Rest In Peace dear Billy.
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Old 12-10-2020, 02:17 AM   #2
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He was always a gentleman . God gained another angel
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Old 12-11-2020, 07:50 PM   #3
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Not sure if I ever formally met him but I played in his tournaments/leagues, RIP.
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