NS squash community to honour Ray Souchereau with memorial tournament

Members of Nova Scotia’s squash community are gathering this weekend in Halifax for the first annual Ray Souchereau Squash Classic tournament to celebrate the life of Souchereau and his contributions to the game of squash.

Souchereau passed away in November after a short illness. He was 57 and lived in Halifax.

“Ray was a selfless gentlemen who gave so much to the sport of squash and to everyone he met,” said Matt Bishop, who is organizing the tournament in Souchereau’s memory. “He played for the province, for the challenge and for the joy of it.”

Souchereau qualified as a Black Shirt referee, travelling to officiate at tournaments across the country. As a competitive player, he represented Nova Scotia in out-of-province tournaments.

He also hosted international players visiting the province for professional tournaments and entertained delegations visiting with the international squash organization known as The Jesters.

On weekend mornings, he could be found on the courts at Saint Mary’s playing “cutthroat” squash for fun.

The memorial tournament will take place at the SMUfit Club on 920 Tower Road in Halifax.

Matches will be played Friday night and all day Saturday with finals being played on Sunday morning and early afternoon. The public is welcome.

Contact Matt Bishop: matt@bishopwm.com


4 Replies to “NS squash community to honour Ray Souchereau with memorial tournament”

  1. I am sorry I am away otherwise I would have attended to honour such a great person. This is a wonderful and appropriate tribute to Ray as he loved squash and was so social. Only wish I was in the province to attend and share memories of a solid person who loved life and always brought the best out in people!

  2. Hey,

    My deepest sadness to hear that Ray passed away. If you could pass on my deepest sympathy to the family. He always was a great challenger & competitor on the court who pushed you to earn every point.
    Till we meet again R.
    Steve Ally
    PS. What happen??

  3. Hi all
    Sorry to be missing this very special tournament! (At Canada games.) will be there in spirit. So pleased to have this tourney take place and what a lovely person to celebrate!
    Thanks to the organizers. See you next year.
    Lester and Dawn

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