Mallory David Owen
November 28th 1951 – August 28th 2021
Born in Egham England to parents Sydney Owen and Ethel Morris, Mallory was the 2nd youngest of 5 children.
At the age of 6 his family moved to Barrie Ontario where he spent his formative years. Developing his love of music, athletics, nature and people. Mallory was an accomplished french horn player touring internationally with his high school band. In his youth he also excelled as a track and field athlete.
A well read intelligent student he got a philosophy degree at Waterloo University where he met wife to be Mary Cowan.
In the 80’s Mallory moved to Williams Lake BC. As president of WL Mens Soccer he spearheaded the building of the Esler Soccer Fields. Mallory’s positive contributions are immeasurable, he was a pillar of the community volunteering 1000s of hours to youth and rec programs. He coached 1000s of kids. He built a backyard rink and taught hockey to young players through his Hockey Enhancement Program – the only outdoor hockey school in North America. As president of minor hockey he oversaw the implementation of the initiation program for kids 6-9. He coached countless teams, always focusing on equal playtime opportunity for all players, and a commitment to enjoyment and improvement.
He also invented the Profelt Puck, the world's greatest floor hockey puck and went on to hand make hundreds of thousands of them, each one individually.
Mallory had a wonderful sense of humour and was always welcoming of guests, happy to offer tea or coffee and visit. He was warm and kind, yet strong and determined. He had a rare magical ability to connect with young children and loved being silly. He loved to garden, and could also fix and build almost anything. He was a lifelong reader who never stopped learning, and never stopped caring. He had a huge heart and took great joy in helping people.
His last years were spent in Bowser on Vancouver Island where he continued to build community hosting/organizing concerts, running kids floor hockey, and volunteering as President of the Lighthouse Community Hall.
He is survived by his partner Linda, sister Velia, brothers Garry, Ellis, Barry, and and his two sons Dion and Eamon and their mother Mary, as well as the countless people he touched along the way.
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