Dearly Departed Art Grundy was a Shooting Icon

Art Grundy
Art Grundy Was a Shooting Icon

Canada – -( Art Grundy was known far and wide as one of Canada’s top marksmen but he was equally adept at pulling the trigger on a well-delivered punchline.

One of Canada’s best shooters for more than six decades, Grundy died on June 10 at the age of 78. Near the end, Grundy suffered a stroke but until his health took a downward turn, he was still playing oldtimers hockey and baseball and, of course, he continued to compete in the masters’ division for shooting.

“Last August, he went to Ottawa [for nationals] to try shooting but he was home in two days,” said Grundy’s wife, Sue Beaupre. “For him, if there was no sports, there was no life. I really do think it broke his heart.”

Grundy won a Canadian national championship playing lacrosse for the Windsor Warlocks and he enjoyed golf, hockey and baseball but it was with a rifle in his hands where he truly left his mark. He competed with great success internationally and made Canada’s Olympic team in 1980 only to be thwarted by the famous Moscow boycott.

He was enshrined in the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

“He was a true icon in the sport of shooting, representing Canada at international competitions for close to 40 years,” wrote Des Vamplew, the executive vice-president of the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA) and a close friend. (National Post obituary — June 18, 2012)

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