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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Percy “Tom” Chester (1904-2002)

Golf pro.

Born at Charleswood on 29 March 1904, son of Thomas Chester and Rosa Sherrice, he was head professional of the Charleswood Golf Club from 1932 to 1974, and a Life Member of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association. On 24 October 1936, he married Margot Brown. They retired to Neepawa where he died on 23 April 2002. He is commemorated by a public park in Winnipeg.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alcrest Golf Club / Charleswood Golf Club / Tom Chester Park (William R. Clement Parkway, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Tom Chester,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 2002, page A16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 2002, page C12.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

Obituary [Margot Brown Chester], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 July 2015

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