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Honorary Life Members

Granted Member Joined Deceased* Distinction
2016 John Buchanan 1984  2017 Honorary President, SFU Golf Team Coach, great Club supporter
2016 Charlie Charlton 1957 President / 50+ year Member
2015 Gary Moser 2015 Club Champion / Director / LRP Chair during the build of the VGC Reservoir
2015 Lydia Ko 2015 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open Champion @ VGC / 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Champion @ VGC
2014 Gary Puder 1965 very distinguished golfer / many time Club Champion / Past President / Honorary President
2014 Violet Third 1964 Past Ladies Captain / 50+ year Member / Honorary President
2014 Joe Turner 1950 distinguished golfer / 50+ year Member
2012 Ralph Pearce 1962 2013 Honorary President / Captain
2010 John Chesman 1984 President 3 times / major sponsorship of Club Tournaments
2008 Eric Hedlund 1974 2009 President
2002 Ray Dodson 1964 long-time Assistant Pro / Head Pro
2002 Bonita (Somers) McAlpine 1950 distinguished golfer
2000 A.G. (Tony) Pare 1963 2008 Coquitlam historian
2000 F.P. (Frank) Trotto 1964 2003-04 Club President
1998 Dr. J.E. (John Graham) 1960 2002-03 President / Honorary President / character
1997 J.A. (Josie) Chapple 1953 very distinguished golfer / Totem Winner 1970 / Honorary President
1996 Stan T. Burt 1959  ?? multiple time Chair of numerous tournaments, including the LPGA & Senior Du Maurier events
1994 A.E. (Eric) Barratt 1954 2000-01 ball retriever
1994 M.J. (Mal) Hughes 1951 2004 Club President
1994 W.C. (Bill) Parsons 1951 1995-96 Club President
1994 F.A. (Frank) Proctor 1945 2007 distinguished golfer, many time Club Champion
1994 J.E. (Gene) Roy 1934 ??
1994 H.A. (Howie) Stancombe 1957 1995-96
1994 G.S. George “Sonny” Williams 1975 1996-97 philanthropist
1994 K.S. (Kay) Fenton 1945 1977-98
1994 Mrs. D. (Flo) Heritage 1948 2010 many time Women’s Champion; started Tee Shots newsletter
1992 W.J. (“Mushroom Wally”) Peters 1958 1992-93 President
1991 Walt McAlpine 1950 1999-00 distinguished golfer, President, etc.
1988 Al Nelson 1951 distinguished Pro
1987 Herb Heaton 1960 1996-97
1986 Mrs. I.L. (Joe) Hambly 1985 1996-97 Co-chair Senior PGA
1986 M.A. (Milt) Hambly 1985 1994-95 Tournament co-chair Senior PGA 1988
1984 Herb Fritz 1951 2014 distinguished golfer, PNGA Hall of Famer; BCGA President, RCGA Governor; let contracts for 1964 clubhouse
1982 Frank Cotton 1931 1994-95 distinguished golfer / President
1980 C.H. (Clay) Fitspatrick 1949 1982-83
1980 Mrs. M.M. (Mona Mae) Stevens 1950 1991-92
1979 P.R. (Perc) Bowden 1950 1982-83
1979 I. (John) Grdina 1945 2000-01
1979 Mrs. R.M.D. Darney 1945 1985-86
1977 G.O. (Owen) Armitage 1933 1977-78
1977 J.E. (Joe) Morgan 1949 1986-87 President, distinguished golfer
1977 Miss A.M. (Toddie) Dockrill 1950 1979-80
1976 C.D. (Charlie) Inglis 1955 2000-01 President 3 years (around time of 1964 Clubhouse)
1976 Mrs. D.E. (Dorothy) Biggs 1950 1977-78
1975 H.G. (Harold) Ponsette 1935 1975-76
1974 H.H. (Harry) Oldaker 1945 1988-89
1973 H.A. (Hal) Renwick 1929 1973-74
1973 G.R. (Gordon) Watson 1945 1991-92
1971 Mrs. C.C. (Alice) Smith 1928 1990-91
1967 W.A. (Bill) Tremaine 1927 1973-74
1967 E.M. (Manny) Gueho 1967  ?? distinguished Superintendent and 45 year VGC employee
1964 Mrs. J.B. Skattebol 1931 1973-74
1964 Don Sutherland 1929 1990 distinguished Pro
1964 Hamish Sutherland 1929 1977 distinguished Assistant Pro
1961 A.L. Lewis ??? 1965-66 President 4 years
1961 L.M. (Stew) Stewart 1912 1974-75 50 year member, historian
1961 E.N. Sutherland ??? 1962-63
1959 Dr. Emery C. Jones ??? ?? many time Club President
1959 A.C.S. (Cory) Noble 1911 1969-70 50 year member, Secretary Pro-Tem
1959 Mavis B. (Merry) Meredith 1920 1974-75
?? C.C. (Charlie) Smith 1928 1983-84 President, Honorary President, Club championship finalist; paid Club’s taxes to save financial honorship

*from Club Roster