Obituary: St. Bon's star Cyril Power was a member of three Halls of Fames

Published on January 9, 2017
Cyril Power

Funeral services will be held in St. John’s Thursday for Cyril Power, whose multi-sports accomplishments earned him induction into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. Power died over the weekend in St. John’s. He was 92.

Power first came to notice for his accomplishments in hockey, soccer and track & field while at St. Bon’s s College, and later excelled in those sports — as well as baseball and basketball — for St. Bon’s senior sides.

In hockey, Power played on St. Bon’s hockey teams that won seven Boyle Trophy (St. John’s senior championship) and five Herder Memorial Trophy (Newfoundland championship) titles in the 1940s and 1950s. He was the Blue and Gold captain for six seasons.

In track and field, he was especially proficient in the pole vault, winning Newfoundland championships in the event four times in the 1940s.

Besides the provincial Sports Hall of Fame, Power had been inducted into the provincial hockey and track & field Halls of Fame, as well as the St. John’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John’s today and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Basilica of St. John The Baptist. Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association.