Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 1985
Everard Doucet's claim to fame was hockey, and he excelled at its various aspects so much that he was among the inaugural inductees into the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame, as a Builder, in 1985. Better known as “Ev”, he played hockey from 1929 to 1938 on several local teams, including those of Bathurst High School and the Bathurst Papermakers. Ev was also among those responsible for the introduction of Little League baseball to the city in the early 1950s, and was a founding member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. His maxim was: "More championships are wrought by patience than hockey coaches dream of". He should know, he himself "wrought" more championships than any other Bathurst coach. His involvement spanned many levels, and the titles he helped bring back home are numerous. His teams won the Maritime High School championship in 1946, the Maritime Intermediate title in 1948, and the Maritime Juvenile title in 1962. He also acted in an advisory capacity when the Bathurst Papermakers won the Canadian Intermediate “A” Hockey Championship in 1971. His contributions, like himself, will be remembered always.
Mary McMurray was among the first two people inducted into the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame back in its inaugural year, and no one deserved the honor more than she. Inducted into the Builder category, Mary was a legend in curling circles far and wide from 1933 to 1977. She was the first president of the New Brunswick Ladies Curling Association, and won the provincial title three times - twice before the Canadian Ladies Curling Association was formed in 1947, and again in 1949. In 1975, she was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In between, she picked up so many awards and trophies that it is impossible to list them all. Her contribution to curling in Bathurst and beyond are legendary, a rightful status for a woman of such pride and determination as Mary McMurray.