Hello members of the BC Rugby community.
As you may have already heard, our rugby community recently lost several distinguished members.
David Milne and Gordon Eddy both passed away peacefully earlier this month, following long battles against failing health, while John Cannon‘s sudden passing at the age of 35 has shaken us all.
John Cannon was one of Abbotsford’s most decorated rugby players, having earned 31 International Caps for Canada in the centres, including the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He was also selected for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, but was unable to play on account of an injury. Prior to his selection to the National Senior Men’s XV Team, Cannon made several appearances on the international stage at the U19 and U23 levels for Canada, and also played professionally in the UK with Doncaster, Coventry and Rotherham.
Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 am
St. James Catholic Church, 2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford
Tuesday, March 29 from 1:30pm-4:30pm
Langley Golf Centre, 216 St. and 44th Avenue, Langley
Gordon Eddy was a founding member of the PoCoMo Rugby Club and was later recognized as a lifetime member of the United Rugby Club.
Gordon also generously gave his time as a rugby administrator, serving on the BC Rugby Board of Directors, the BC Rugby Competitions Committee, the BC Rugby Appeals Committee and the BC Rugby Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Celebration of Life
Sunday, April 3 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion #142 , located at 3679 West Broadway, Vancouver
David Milne was a member of the legendary BC Rugby Men’s XV Team that defeated the British Lions in 1966 and also enjoyed a storied playing and coaching career with the Trojans and Burnaby.
He was inducted in the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
A date has not yet been set for his memorial service. Details will be posted to the BC Rugby Facebook page once they have been announced.