The man who at one point was the longest-serving member of the St. John’s Curling Club passed away Monday. Frank “Spike” Noseworthy was 89.
A member of the provincial curling Hall of Fame and an honourary member of the St. John’s club, Noseworthy was also a member of the prestigious Governor General’s Curling Club in Ottawa, which has only 100 members (as members pass away, new members are invited).
Only eight Newfoundlanders have been/currently are members of the Governor General’s Curling Club. Harry Carter was the first, along with Noseworthy, Bill Piercey, Tom Warren, Reg Caughie, Toby McDonald, Gary Oke and Bob Osborne.
Noseworthy was a long-time executive member of the Newfoundland Curling Association, serving for 15 years as secretary. He served on numerous host committees for curling championships, and was an active curler, winning three provincial seniors titles in 1985, ’86 and ’95.
Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s.