Bobby Breen passes away at 75

BRAMPTON— The Ontario golf community is mourning the loss of PGA of Ontario life member Bobby Breen, who passed away on Aug. 23 in Brampton. Breen was 75.

After turning professional in 1960, Breen won more than 160 tournaments, his first win coming in 1962. In 1968, 1969 and 1970, he won the Atlantic Open, Moncton Open, and the Dartmouth Open, all of which were part of the Canadian Tour. Then, in 1971, he captured the Bahamas International.

Breen competed in several prestigious tournaments including the Canadian Open, 10 times, and two U.S. Senior Opens. In 2013, he won the PGA of Ontario Super Seniors Championship.

Breen was also an accomplished hockey player, playing for Guelph in the Ontario Hockey League. He was inducted into the City of Guelph Sports Hall of Fame in May 2001 and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

Friends and family will be received at Meadowvale Visitation Centre (7732 Mavis Road in Brampton) on Aug. 28, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Brampton Golf Club on Aug. 29, from 1-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Golf Association of Ontario.