March 5 1927 – December 15 2012
Early Saturday morning December 15, 2012, Nick Speropoulos passed away peacefully in the presence of family at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Guelph, where he received excellent care. He is missed by his wife Harriet, sons Steve, Chris, Harry and Greg and grandchildren Samantha, Tasha and William.
Born March 5, 1927 and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Nick had a passion for sports and was a big Ticat fan. During his high school days at Hamilton's Central Collegiate, football, basketball and track and field were his sports of choice. This continued while completing his B.A. and B.P.H. E. at Queens University, where he graduated in 1951. His love of sports led him to a teaching career which began as a Phys. Ed. Teacher. A lifelong Golden Gaels fan, he was captain of the junior football team and a member of a champion quarter mile relay team while at Queen's. He enjoyed coaching football, basketball and track and field during his high school career and was an avid curler and golfer as well.
Nick will be remembered primarily but not solely for the many lives he touched during his career as Phys. Ed. teacher, Guidance Dept. Head and Vice Principal of Galt Collegiate Institute and as principal of Glenview Park Senior Secondary School. His service to the public further extended to membership on the Boards of the local United Way, the New Cambridge YMCA, and his work with the Board of Directors of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, including 2 years as chairman. Nick was notable for honesty and forthrightness in his dealings with people and his unwavering belief in and support of his students as they passed through his schools.
There will be a small family funeral. In addition people are welcome to come and share stories and celebrate Nick's life at the Cambridge Golf and Country Club, 750 Coronation Blvd., in Cambridge, on Thursday, December 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is Nick's wish that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Tuesday December 18, 2012
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