Looking Back - 1965 - Part II

  • Posted on: 23 October 2017
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By Waldo Redekop - Ontario District Historian

There were 32 chapters listed in the 1965 directory. They were:

Belleville - Pres. Ray Williams, Dir. Don Sexsmith, Bul. Ed. Bob Park.
Brantford - Pres. Keron McPherson, Dir. Keron McPherson, Bul. Ed. Joe Cronk.
Burlington - Pres. Don Thornberry, Dir. Dave Daniels, Bul. Ed. Ian Robertson.
Chatham - Pres. Wes Gosnell, Dir. Mac Fletcher, Bul. Ed. Douglas Campbell.
East York - Pres. John Parkinson, Dir. George Shields, Bul. Ed. George Prior.
Etobicoke - Pres. Dan Burnes, Dir. Harry Mays, Bul. Ed. G.F.Yelland.
Georgetown - Pres. Glen McKnight, Dir. Duncan Thomas, Bul. Ed. Harold Olsen.
*Huronia -  Pres. Don Lamont, Dir. Ray Atkinson, Bul. Ed. Ray Atkinson.
Kingston - Pres. Don Rivers, Dir. Bill Wightman, Bul. Ed. Fred Bussell.
Kitchener-Waterloo - Pres. Barry Fox, Dir. Wayne Brubacher, Bul. Ed. Ernie Cressman.
Listowel - Pres. Harry Forman, Dir. Bob Smith, Bul. Ed. Howard Pretty.
Lindsay - Pres. John Tait, Dir. Eric Booth, Bul. Ed. Douglas Nichols.
London - Pres. Tom Paradine, Dir. Jack McCulloch, Bul. Ed. Ron Ball.
Metro-Toronto - Pres. George Adamson, Dir. George Shields, Bul. Ed. Lloyd Tucker.
Mount Hamilton - Pres. Howard Reed, Dir. Don Pyper
North Bay - Pres. E.J.Christie, Dir. C.A.Phillips(?)
Oakville - (Temporarily inoperative)
Oshawa - Pres. Vernon Osborne, Dir. Eric Booth, Bul. Ed. Ted Koehler.
Ottawa - Pres. Bill Taylor, Dir. Art Trott, Bul. Ed. Les Burrows.
Owen Sound - Pres. Gordon Guse, Dir. Harry McArthur, Bul. Ed. Bev Grahlman.
St.Catharines - Pres. Gavin D. Brown, Dir. J. Burgess, Bul. Ed. George Nicholson.
Sarnia - Pres. Bruce McCallum, Dir. Maurice Chivers, Bul. Ed. Bruce McCallum.
Scarborough - Pres. Bob Renshaw, Dir. Dick Pooley, Bul. Ed. Jim Beetham.
Simcoe - Pres. Mac Smith, Dir. Ray Danley, Bul. Ed. Clifford Whitehead.
Smiths Falls - Pres. Robert Gibson, Dir. Graeme Hanson, Bul. Ed. H. Creighton.
Stratford - Pres. Wilfred Suehring, Dir. Bruce McAlpine, Bul. Ed. Bruce McAlpine.
Sudbury - Pres. Cliff Lockyer, Dir. Ken Barlow, Bul. Ed. Ernie Savard.
Toronto - Pres. Gareth Evans, Dir. Gareth Evans, Bul. Ed. Al Cushing.
Wallaceburg - Pres. Jim McKenzie, Dir. Von Ayres, Bul. Ed. Tom McPhee.
Wingham- Pres. Russell Zurbrigg, Dir. Harold (Hap) Swatridge
Woodstock - Pres. William Hawkins, Dir. Lewis Tebutt, Bul. Ed. Derwood Markham.
York North - Pres. Peter Wilson, Dir. Roy Keyes, Bul. Ed. Ron Johnstone.

*Huronia was an amalgamation of the Barrie and Orillia chapters.

I find these lists of names quite interesting as many of the names are familiar to me. There are a number of them still quite active in Barbershopping even though at least two of them are over 90 and still singing with their chorus.

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