Elected as a KSRA Life Member 2007
Gene served as a long-time referee and mentor in the Kamloops Area and was a founding member of the KSRA.
He achieved Class 2 referee status, and officiated for years in the competitive Okanagan Valley Soccer League as well as refereeing at several Provincial Championships.
Gene served in several capacities on the KSRA Executive including 9 years as association president. Gene was a strong and vocal advocate for the development of youth referees in the Kamloops area and served the soccer community with dedication, honour and dignity.
Gene passed away on August 22, 1993 and is survived by his wife Pat, his 4 children: Craig, Anne, Dawn and Karen and several grandchildren.