Recognizing Wilfred “Willie” Logan

It is with great sadness that the family of of Wilfred “Willie” Logan announced his passing, March 15, 1935 – November 11, 2021.

Logan was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998 as a player that played for intermediate and senior teams based in Kitchener, Hamilton and St. Catharines. He was a member of an Ohsweken team that won a CanAm League championship.

He was known for the “Logan special,” a coveted design and make of wooden lacrosse stick, as Logan utilized a unique technique in carving of the curve for the head of the stick.

The legacy of stick making was passed down by his father Joseph Logan of Six Nations, and Logan set out to keep producing the best wooden lacrosse sticks in the world. Lacrosse players from Canada, US as well as England regularly ordered “Logan specials”. A draw knife was used to produce the final form of the stick with Willy carefully providing finishing touches with sandpaper.

The Logan special was made of selected wood with straight, close grains that gave superior strength and resilience and remain a favourite among stick collectors.

Father of Teense (late Ted Bomberry), Deenie (Coop Martin), Aub (Care) Logan, Dan (Debbie) Logan, Bedge (Ben) Vyse and Tiger (Natasha) Logan. Brother of Robert Lo-gan (Shirley) and sister Ivadell Logan. Predeceased by wife Anne “Toots” Logan (nee Greene) and parents Joseph and Vernie Logan, brother Irvin (Verna) Logan, Roger and Eva Logan, Garnett (Ivan) Thomas. Son in law of the late Annie and Isaac Greene, brother in law of deceased Elwood Greene, Gene Greene, Marion Davis, Jesse Greene, Patricia Clause and Ben Greene. Willie leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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