Buzz Mellor

Buzz Mellor


With deep sadness, we inform of

the sudden passing of Percy Kenneth

“Buzz” Mellor in his home

on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Buzz was born in Kimberley in

1928. He was a gifted skating and stick-handling

hockey player, starring as a Junior at Notre Dame

College in Wilcox, SK, and then on Provincial

Championship winning Senior teams in Saskatchewan

and British Columbia.

He played third base with the renowned Kimberley

Dynamos senior baseball team in the days before

television, with standing room only crowds, he

entertained with his lightning throw to fi rst base.

Ending his hockey career with the WIHL Kimberley

Dynamiters, Buzz became a regular Western

International Hockey League Referee. For

many years, he was a fan favourite, except for

one in Spokane, who threw a folding steel chair,

hitting him on the head, for much blood on the

strip ed shirt and publicity. Th is incident is still

written about in Spokane hockey stories.

After many years working as an Underground

Mine Surveyor at the Sullivan Mine, Buzz enjoyed

thirty years of retirement at his home since

1952 on Rotary Drive. Buzz then travelled some,

enjoyed long walks with his dog, the New York

Yankees, pro baseball games in Seattle and fi shing

weekly in the upper St. Mary’s River.

Buzz is survived by his wife of 66 years Betty, a

son Kenneth William, a daughter Gayle Margaret,

a granddaughter Danika, a great grandson Seth,

granddaughters Emma and Justina and families

and a brother Milton “Red” Mellor. In 2002 Buzz

was predeceased by a son, Russell Milton Mellor.

Arrangements entrusted to

McPherson Funeral Service.

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