March 2, 2007
Mr. Reg Krueger of Wiarton
Mr. Larry Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to pay tribute to one of my constituents, Mr. Reg Krueger of Wiarton.
Reg came to the area in the late 1940s to play baseball and was a member of the Shallow Lake Ranchers when they won the OBA junior championships in 1949 and 1950. Reg was a great fastball and hockey player. After his junior years in Shallow Lake, he moved to Wiarton and was a key member of the Wiarton Redmen senior fastball team which won consecutive all Ontario titles in 1951 and 1952.
Reg was a successful small businessman. His work in the community earned him the Wiarton Lions Club citizen of the year award.
Until recently, Reg still sharpened skates for young hockey players.
Reg recently completed 55 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Wiarton fire station, something that he and the community are very proud of.
Reg is in the Wiarton Hospital as we speak. I ask all my colleagues in the House to join me in wishing Reg a speedy recovery. Our prayers are with him.