Passing of Donald "Pete" McIlwraith
Published by Gilles LeBlanc
Published on June 13, 2014
Softball Canada is saddened to announce the passing of Donald "Pete" McIlwraith - a member of Softball Canada's Hall of Fame - on June 11th, 2014.
Pete spearheaded just about every woman’s softball program in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. He always answered Softball Canada’s appeal for assistance with the National Team, from helping with selection camps, exhibition games, skills camps, all the way to raising money to help send the National Team to the Olympic Games.
His many accolades include being named Honourary Citizenship by the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee in 1979 for his contributions to the Civitans softball program. In 1981 he received the PWSA’s Outstanding Service Award; he was Volunteer of the Year as named by the Kitchener Minor Girls Fastball Association in 1995. In 1997 he was named to the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1987 Midget Girls National Championship team.
Pete was a founding member of the Guelph Boys Minor Softball Association (1964); in 1969 he was a founding member and President of the Guelph Girls Minor Softball Association. Mr. McIlwraith’s addition to the Builders category of the Softball Canada Hall of Fame in 2005 was a very simple decision.
Softball Canada offers its condolences to Pete McIlwraith's family.
Click here to view Donald "Pete" McIlwraith's obituary.