OTTAWA – It is with great sorrow that Baseball Canada announces the passing of Dave Shury, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and founder of the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. He was 78.
Shury, a lawyer by trade, was a long time volunteer and was an instrumental part in the forming of both the Saskatchewan Baseball Association and Baseball Canada.
Shury died on Wednesday, October 22nd, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He spent his final day in the place he loved most, the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame which he founded with his wife Jane.
“He’s accomplished more in his life, in a wheelchair, than a lot of men I know,” says Jane Shury in an interview with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
Shury leaves behind his wife Jane, along with children Brent Shury and Debi Anderson and seven grand children.
Shury’s life achievements will be celebrated November 6th at 1 pm at the Alex Dillabough Center in Battleford, Saskatchewan. Donations, in lieu of flowers, are to go to the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.