In Memoriam

In Memoriam

BC Soccer recognizes that there are many people throughout British Columbia who dedicated their time and energy to help make this game what it is today. This page is dedicated remembering those who have inspired others to continue to take part in the beautiful game, whether it be as a player, referee, volunteer, coach or administrator. 

Thank you for all you did for the game and you will never be forgotten:

Fred Di Spirito   February 1960 - August 2020
Referee Coordinator, Cliff Avenue United Football Club

David Ravenhill    May 1963 - July 2020
Reynolds Secondary School, UVIC (Alumni), Victoria Shooters, Victoria Vistas, Gorge FC, Vic West, Bays United, Victoria Highlanders, VISL President's Cup Recipient, BC Soccer Award of Merit Recipient (2019)

Clark de Boer   August 1955 - September 2019
Equipment & Uniform Manager, West Van FC
Past Board Member/Scheduler, North Shore Youth Soccer Association

Jim White  August 1952- March  2018
Past President of the Whalley Soccer Association
Founder, player, coach of the Britannia Soccer Association

Kerry Dyck January 2018
Chair of the Nelson Youth Soccer Association
Inspirational leader within the Nelson soccer community

Andree Janyk - June 2017
Whistler Youth Soccer Club Founding President 1905-2006
Whistler Citizen of the year 2010
Whistlet Youth Soccer Club Referee in Chief 2006-2017

Jim Spencer 1931- 2017
Former BC Soccer President and BC Soccer Life Member

Norm Colclough 1928- 2017 
A former BC Soccer and National Assessor and BCSRA Founding and Life Member.
Norm was also a past Chairman of the BC Soccer Assessment Sub-Committee 

Travis Selje 2000-2017
Whitecaps FC Residency Player, BC Soccer High-Performance Player and Surrey United SC player.

Gunter Frey Feb 25, 1938 - April 27, 2017
Long-serving coach at North Shore Youth Soccer Association
and Lynn Valley Soccer Association

Peter Rolfe January 21, 1950 - January 14, 2017
District Chair (North District Girls)
Long time volunteer on Provincial Cup and Judiciary Committee

Joe Ciresi January 11, 1950 – February 18, 2017
National Level Referee
BC Soccer Referee Instructor and Assessor
BC Soccer Award of Merit recipient

Leonard Bridgeman  June 16, 1927 - June 9, 2015
Lakehill Soccer Association (founder)
Vancouver Island Referees Association (President)
BC Soccer (referee)

Martin Foden  August 1, 1949 - September 2, 2015
Surrey United Soccer Club (Executive Director, coach)

Dave Fryatt  July 24, 1921 - October 17, 2015
Canada Soccer (President, Treasurer/Controller, Director of Finance, Life Member)
BC Soccer (President, Life Member)

Martin Lee  September 15, 1934 – July 7, 2015
BC Soccer (board member)

Sylvia Lum  March 3, 1939 - September 8, 2015
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (Administrator)

Ron McClure  January 11, 1928 - November 17, 2015
Gorge Soccer Association (Team Official, manager, Executive member)

David Miller 
Fraser Valley Soccer Referees Association (President)

Pete Skinner  November 15, 1948 - September 29, 2015
Former North District Girls’ (President)
BC Coastal Girls Soccer League (Chair)
BC Soccer (Community Committee member)
(BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee – 1983)


Please note that we do are best to remember all those who have dedicated so much to the beautiful game in BC; however, we know there are many more people who should be included on this page. If there is someone you know who should be remembered for their contribution please email the BC Soccer at