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Year Player  
2019 Jim Nisbet

2018 Jeff Armour, Rhys Westmoreland, Richard McCullough, Paul Ritchie
2016 Harold (Hal) Jones
2015 Bill Smith
2014 Dan Cranmer
2010 Andy Smith
2008 Bob Lancaster
2007 Roger Bourgeois, Mike Hamm
2006 Bob Brown (Umpire)
2003 Steve Press, Claudio Sebastian
2001 Rolly Charron
2000 Danny Chapman
1999 Ken Bartle
1998 Jim McKay
1994 Warner Thomas
1993 Willard Pilatzke
Hall of Fame

Jim NisbetJim Nisbet (2019)

April 9, 2019

James (Jim) Alexander NISBET Passed away peacefully in Burlington on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Joan Nisbet. Cherished father of Peggy LaVigne (Glenn) and Mary Johnstone (Larry). Jim enjoyed a successful teaching career with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. He was passionate about sports and was a member of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club for 25 years and was a long-time member of BOSL.


Jeff ArmourJeff Armour (2018)

December 24, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Pauline Armour and family for the recent passing of husband Jeff Armour. Jeff was very well known and well liked by many in the BOHC and BOSL. Jeff had registered to play next year in his 12th season of Slo-Pitch as a 2nd and 1st baseman and was currently the 1st-place goalie in the grey division of Oldtimers Hockey. Jeff was a valuable volunteer helping our BOHC advertising committee each year getting sponsors. He was an athlete and a gentleman in both leagues and will be sadly missed. > READ MORE

Paul RitchiePaul Ritchie (2018)

August 27, 2018

Our BOSL family lost another friend today. For those of you that didn’t know him he was the kindest, nicest man, one hell of a teammate and a past League President. Our deepest sympathies goes out to his family, friends and loved ones.

Paul joined BOSL 22 years ago having won his Bob Brown award in 2005. Paul served as a Board of Director from 1993 to 1999 and as President of the leaguefor one term. Always a candidate for Most Valuable Oldtimer and our Oldtimer of the Year Award, Paul is fun to play with and against, hits anywhere and has good speed. He has a great attitude and exemplifies sportsmanship in BOSL. Paul talked me into re-joining the league when he was registration director and I'm glad he did. > READ MORE

Richard McCulloughRichard McCullough (2018)

June 25, 2018

Our BOSL family lost a good one today. Our heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and teammates of Rich McCullough. (Ron Evinou)

I got the pleasure of seeing him through the summer for slowpitch and through the winter coaching hockey. He is a true gentleman and a class act, he will be missed (Kevin Elkins)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Rich on June 25, 2018. Devoted husband to Suzie, loving father to Blaze and RJ and stepfather to René and brother to Caroline. Rich will be dearly missed by his family and countless friends whose lives he touched. His undeniable sense of humour, infectious laugh and warm smile followed him everywhere he went, whether it was at the community hockey rink or the baseball diamond where he devoted so much time and effort to the Burlington Old Timers League. He always brightened everyone’s day. His love for hockey and passion to support his community was evident as a longstanding Burlington City Rep referee for the Burlington City Rep Eagles. He will be immensely missed but never forgotten with love in our hearts. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burlington City Rep Eagles or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

TELEPHONE: 905-336-3321 

Bill Smith (2015)

Feb 2, 2015

I have some bad news to pass on. Bill Smith, a long-time player in the BOSL passed away suddenly on February 2nd. I knew Bill through the BOSL during my first couple of years in the league and also through my regular visits to Hectors where Bill tended bar during the BOHC season. Bill was a worthy recipient of the Willard Pilatzke award in 2002. Fun and Fellowship was truly what Bill was all about. A memorial service will be held. (Jim Hindley)

Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60
Address 828 Legion Road
Burlington, ON

Jim Hindley