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SHELLEY BLAKE All-Ceylon, Havelocks & Peterite Rugby star

Posted on 20 February 2015 by admin

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BLAKE, Malcolm Shelley – Peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Seven Oaks Nursing Home in Toronto with family by his side.

Malcolm (Shelley), loving husband to Pamela, beloved father of Wendy and Steve and his wife Nanette. Dear Pappa to Sean, Aaron, Nicholas and Stewart. Dear brother to Willie, Maureen, James (Jumbo), Jean, Estelle and June. He will be missed by his relatives and friends. Friends will be received at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., on Saturday, February 21st from 1-5 p.m.

Complete Funeral Service to be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 410 Goldhawk Trail (off Alton Towers Cir.), on Sunday, February 22nd at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Society Canada would be appreciated. Cremation to follow.

Shelley was an All-Ceylon Rugby player (1954) and played alongside the late Augo Paiva, Maurice Perera, Summa Navaratnam and others. He had his baptism to rugby at his alma mater St. Peter’s College (1949/1950/1951) and then represented Havelocks Sports Club as a full back in the fifties. Shelley was employed at Shell Company in Colombo prior to his immigration to Canada in the early seventies.

May his Soul Rest in Peace!


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