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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