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Recently deceased Grande Meadows Alum

Grande Meadows Golf Course lost 7 former golf members in 2023 – namely Leo Lane, George Bennett, Tom Baker, Wayne Dodge, Harry Cooze, Albert Snook and Cyril Dodge .

Leo Lane of Lewins Cove was a member of Grande Meadows for many years and he loved playing the game with his buddies George Brushett, Morley & Jerry Adams and Charlie Loughlin. Leo was an avid sportsman and took to the game of golf almost as well as he did to his favourite sport of hockey. His son Ryan and wife Jeannette are avid golfers as well.

Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Jeannette, his children Janice, Susan & Ryan as well as their families and Leo’s extended family.
Rest in peace Leo!
George Bennett of Grand Bank was a founding member of Grande Meadows who passed away on September 8. George was a dedicated volunteer in how hometown and brought that same dedication to Grande Meadows. Besides playing in many tournaments George was a part of the Tournament Committee for many years and served on the Board of Directors for 5 years from 2000 – 2004.
Our sincere condolences go out to George’s wife Mary, his daughters Ramona and Christine, his grandchildren as well as his extended family and friends.
Rest in peace George!
Tom Baker of Marystown was a founding member of Grande Meadows who passed away on June 4. Tom loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing with his brother Vince and sister Judy. Tom was a great community volunteer and dedicated his life to various causes important to him.
Condolences to out to his wife Carol, his children Jennifer, Anne Marie and Stephen, their families as well as his own extended family & friends.
Rest in peace Tom!
Wayne Dodge of Burin passed away on April 15 at his winter residence in Largo, Florida. Wayne was a loyal member of Grande Meadows Golf Course and a great supporter of Men’s Night throughout the past few years. Wayne’s smile and sense of humor was always at the forefront when he was at the golf course. Wayne was always on the clubhouse deck chatting it up with some of the many participating golfers while waiting for his tee time to come up. On the course he always loved seeing his fellow golfers hit good shots and he was always the first to congratulate them.

Condolences on behalf of all golfers at Grande Meadows go out to Wayne’s wife Daphne, his sons Tommy & Tim as well as his extended family.

Rest in peace Wayne!
Harry Cooze of Marystown passed away on March 5 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Harry along with his wife Dora had a membership for a few years and really enjoyed the game. In early rounds Harry had trouble getting across the pond on Hole #6 but he exercised those demons in the first round of the Club Championship in 2000 when after hitting a good tee shot put his second shot on the green and made the putt for birdie.
Albert Snook of Fortune passed away on February 21. He enjoyed the game of golf and was a member for a few years. He was a great person to golf with and enjoyed the chat as much as the golf. Albert played in a few tournaments but as most were held on Saturdays which was a busy day at the office for him he could only play occasionally. Albert played a lot of his golf with Terrence Stacey, a former member who passed away in 2018. I’m sure they have already met up on the other side for a round.
Cyril Dodge formerly of Burin passed away on February 13. He was a founding member of Grande Meadows Golf Course and served on the Board of Directors for the first 5 years of operation including 2 years as Board Chairperson. Cyril business sense proved invaluable in helping to get Grande Meadows set up on solid ground. He loved a round of golf and especially the conversation that took place during the round.

All three of those lads were assets to Grande Meadows during their time as members of the course. Our condolences go out to their families.

Rest in peace gentlemen!

Post Author: Barry Stacey