A legend in the Saskatchewan curling scene and Saskatchewan sports as a whole has passed away.
Sam Richardson, a four time Canadian and world mens curling champ, died this morning at the age of 82 after a lengthy illness.
Richardson was the 2nd on a team skipped by his brother Ernie that won the Canadians and Worlds in 1959, 1960, 1962 and 1963…he was also on the Richardson team that won the 1964 Canadians.
He is a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and was presented with the province’s highest honour in 2005 when he was given the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
Amber Holland with CurlSask says Richardson was someone who loved the sport and helped it grow for many years.
She adds he was the type of person that when he entered a room you knew it because of his demeanor and humor.
Funeral services are pending.