Meeting Of the Legends
The last time I saw Joe, was this past May, when he, Doug Gingrinch, and Colin Ward shared stories of their coaching days at Lo-Ellen Park. I sat in the stands with them at Laurentian University this day and realized how special this moment was going to be.They are all Lo-Ellen Park Track and Field Coaching "Legends" and I was there to witness this moment. I always remember how I would "tease" Joe when we were at the OFSAA Track and Field meet.As a teacher, Joe was unable to enjoy a beer after the meet......and lord knows, he deserved one during that meet. We would often end up at the same restaurant as Joe, and we always made sure to "tease" Joe by sitting nice and close to him with an ice cold pitcher of beer. The first year of his retirement, Joe joined us for an ice cold pitcher of beer at the PIG AND FIRKEN in Etobicoke......that was where he taught me the true meaning of a "Firken". As a fellow track and field coach, I will always cherish my memories with "Mr. Bacon", and will miss him dearly. RIP my friend !!!
Posted by Jim Taylor
Wednesday January 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm