Hollett, William “Flash”

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Claim to fame: Hockey player

Birth: Apr. 13, 1911
Death: Apr. 20, 1999

Interred: Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario.

Professional Hockey Player. A native of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, he played the position of Defense for teams in the International Hockey League (IHL), National Hockey League (NHL), and the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL). At 5’11”, and 180lbs, Hollett played for the Syracuse Stars from 1932 to 1933, and 1935 to 1936, Buffalo Bisons from 1933 to 1934, Toronto Maple Leafs from 1933 to 1936, Ottawa Senators from 1933 to 1934, Boston Cubs from 1935 to 1936, Boston Bruins from 1935 to 1944, Hershey Bears from 1940 to 1941, and the Detroit Red Wings from 1943 to 1946.

(from find-a-grave)

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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