Maurice was inducted into the Builder category. His pleasant smile and dedicated spirit made him a joy to be around. He was greatly involved in baseball for over 40 years first in Dauphin and then in Winnipeg. Maurice was committed to Optimist Park in the St. James area for many years and oversaw upgrades to that facility of over 1.7 million dollars. He was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award from Manitoba Baseball in 1984 and 1999. In 1994, he was awarded an Umpire Award of Merit from Manitoba Baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Manitoba Honour Society in 1995. Maurice received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 presented by the Lieutenant Governor Peter M. Luba. His selfless desire to help in any way he could left a special place in the memory of all who knew him.
These articles are gathered from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection