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9th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic

The 9th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic took place on September 28th at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario.

The weather started off a bit daunting but after a few holes the rain stopped and the sun shone which made for a very enjoyable afternoon of golf with industry friends for a very worthwhile cause.


Golf Competition Winners

Straightest Tee Shot Hole #2
Ralph Johnson
Bissell Canada Corporation

Closest to the Pin 1st Shot Hole #3
Jeff McLauchlin
Wilton Industries Canada Limited

Prize provided by Boshart Industries

Prize provided by IPEX HomeRite

Closest to the Pin 3rd Shot Hole #4
Kris Ovstaas

Philips Lighting

Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot Hole #7
Mike Hay
Northern Marketing & Sales

Prize provided by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada

Prize provided by Dahl Brothers (Canada) Limited

Closest to the Pin 2nd Shot Hole #10
Brent Dalziel
Philips Lighting

Closest to the Pin 1st Shot Hole #11
Bob Shaw
Nour Handcrafted Painting Tools

Prize provided by Salton Canada

Prize provided by 3M Canada Company

Longest Drive Men's & Ladies Hole #15
Ron Cleary                         Alexia Petridis
The Home Depot Canada                    Zellers
                                                  (James Synowicki accepting)

Closest to the Pin 1st Shot  #17
Ron Cleary
The Home Depot Canada

Prize provided by McDonald Sales & Merchandising

Prize provided by Onward Sales & Marketing Ltd.

Longest Putt Hole #18
Jason Meyer
Cross Canada Services

Prize provided by Home Hardware Stores Limited


The CHHMA runs this event each fall on behalf of the hardware and housewares industry and it honours stalwarts from the industry who have passed away.

This year we remembered two well respected gentlemen who passed away in 2010; Mr. Ian Hay (Northern Marketing & Sales) and Mr. Trygve Husebye (Dahl Brothers (Canada) Limited).

Both Ian and Trygve had long and successful careers in the industry and we were pleased that family and colleagues were able to attend to help us honour their memory.
In addition, the event continues to remember previous honourees: Bernie Carpenter, Don McDonald, Les Groves, Bob Hilton, Doug Straus, Mel Boshart, George Giles and Ed Barnes.


Ian Hay passed away on August 10th, in his 61st year. Ian was a well respected member of the industry for 40 years.  Ian worked for several companies over those years including Northern Marketing & Sales where he was an account manager for the past decade.
Ian is survived by his wife Susan and children Kate, Michael and Caroline.

Right, Larry Dandy from Northern Marketing & Sales speaks about Ian's career.

Trygve Husebye passed away on May 20th at the age of 81. Mr. Husebye came to Canada in 1953 with his wife Aase from Norway. In 1954 he joined Dahl Brothers (Canada) Limited and worked his way up to office manager before buying the company in 1960 and undertaking to transform it from a distributor into a manufacturer. Little did anyone know at the time that this young Norwegian man would go on to become one of the most respected valve manufacturers in the world. He designed and introduced the ¼ turn mini-ball valve to North America in 1984, and the industry never looked back. Settling for no less than the finest quality, he adamantly refused to move manufacturing out of Canada. 
Trygve leaves behind his wife Aase after 56 years of marriage, son Kim, daughter Jannike Godfrey and son Thomas, photographed right speaking about his father's career.

Dinner & Silent Auction

After the golf, a dinner and silent auction was held to raise money for the CHHMA scholarship program and we would like to thank the numerous companies that  donated items for the auction and all the individuals who bid on them.

Finally, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity and helping to make this event such a success: 


  • 3M Canada Company
  • Boshart Industries
  • Dahl Brothers (Canada) Limited
  • Home Hardware Stores Limited
  • Ipex HomeRite Products
  • McDonald Sales & Merchandising
  • Onward Sales & Marketing Ltd.
  • Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada
  • Salton Canada


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