W. Gordon Beall, B.A.Sc (E.E.) P.ENG MBA In December 2008, the RRHA family lost member “Gordie” Beall to cancer. Gordie played for the Rams from 1976 to 1978 and for Team Blue in several annual RRHA hockey games. Below is an excerpt from one of the last status updates he sent us approximately a month before his passing …
“One of my goals is to be at the Alumni game in 2009. You gotta set goals as it helps with the treatment.”
Those of us who played with Gordie will always remember him setting a fine lifestyle example, his easy going temperament, his dedication and strong work ethic. Away from the rink, these qualities and the unconditional support of his wife of 31 years, Sara (aka Sandra), enabled Gordon to become a very successful P.Eng and retire at 40 years of age. Gordon and Sandra were dating when he played for the Rams.
Gordie still lives in the minds and hearts of his team mates and in his memory, they are pooling some money together to purchase a nameplate to be placed on the back of a seat at the new Mattamy Sports Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens).
Please fill out the form below to send your $35 donation to Brian Shantz at the university if you wish to contribute to this cause. Total cost of the dedicated seat is $500, all of which (plus any extra collected), goes to the current Ryerson Rams Men’s Hockey Team.
GORDON BEALL SEAT DONATIONS
The donation form has been removed. We’ve reached our goal!
Gordon’s name plate looks like this …
Gordon Beall, B.A.Sc (E.E.) P.ENG MBA
Section E6, Row D, Seat Number 3
Franklin R. Sheffield Jr. $35
Thanks for stepping up guys, especially RRHA members, Andy Geracimo & Don DesJardine, who never actually played with Gordon. Gordie would be smiling.