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A Gentle Voice Fades as Whitby Softball Organization Mourns Passing of Conway

“The nicest man I’ve ever met.”

These words have been echoed by just about everyone who ever met Dave Conway, and we are all sad to have lost him in December 2017.

Dave Conway was a dedicated member of the Whitby Girls Softball Association Board of Directors for the past 5 years, however his interest in and contributions towards the WGSA began well before his Board role.

He started out as a grandparent cheering for and volunteering on the teams of his grandchildren Brenna Savery and Aubrey Skanes, moving on to coach with his daughter, Margie Skanes (also our WGSA Registrar).

He often lent his assistance to WGSA events such as our Picture and Skills Day or with our float in the Santa Claus parade.  Dave took on the role of umpiring, and finally to joining our Board.

In all capacities Dave was a gentle voice, giving softball advice when useful and encouraging words when needed.

Well before his involvement in the WGSA, softball was clearly in his blood.  He first became active in local softball programs back when his own daughters were children.

He even started the Oshawa Shamrock’s Rep team in the 1970s!

His joy at helping out, watching the players grow and have fun was evident in his ongoing commitment and the ever-present smile on his face.

Whitby Girls Softball Association has benefited over the years from Dave’s tremendous participation and he will be missed.

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The WGSA is looking forward to providing another enjoyable summer of softball for girls in Whitby and Durham Region, and the 2018 season is just around the corner!

Our competitive Select Tryouts & House League evaluations take place in April. In May, we’re looking forward to getting back on the diamonds for our regular season schedule, and our annual Skills & Picture Day with lots of fun activities planned so you don’t want to miss that!

2018 Registration is available online anytime & space if filling up, so be sure to sign up now to secure your spot!

Check out our website www.whitbygirlssoftball.com and social media (@whitbylightning) to stay up to date!

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2018 Registration is available online anytime & space if filling up, so be sure to sign up now to secure your spot!

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