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LAST RIDE: David Sproule

  • 20 Jun 2019 12:51 AM
    Message # 7588873
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    David Sproule passed away Sunday evening (June 09) at his home in Carlisle after a short battle with cancer.  He was well known in CVMG, VRRA  and Rudge Owner circles in Canada and overseas as a marque specialist and a passionate Rudge racer.   I believe he was also involved in the early days of the Paris Rally.  Perhaps his Golden Horseshoe club will have more to say.  I have attached a photo of him racing August 2017 on his Rudge at Mosport. 

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    Last modified: 20 Jun 2019 12:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 03 Jul 2019 10:37 AM
    Reply # 7738721 on 7588873

    I was surprised and saddened to hear about Dave's passing. If a celebration of life is planned, please post for those of us who are close to Carlisile.  Paul Rostic

  • 03 Jul 2019 2:47 PM
    Reply # 7742460 on 7588873
    Deleted user

    I was deeply saddened to here of Dave's passing.

    Sproule's swap meet was a not to be missed event that often threatened to take over the entire neighbourhood.

    My sympathies to Dave's family, and to his extended riding family, he'll be deeply missed.....Rod.

  • 04 Jul 2019 9:38 PM
    Reply # 7761188 on 7588873

    I was shocked and saddened to hear this news.  I was looking forward to chatting with David at Paris. The Rudge world has lost it's top North American expert and enthusiast. Condolences to Sarah and family.

  • 13 Aug 2019 9:44 PM
    Reply # 7826979 on 7588873

    As the current secretary of the Golden Horseshoe Section, I have been involved with this section since about the year 2000. Dave Sproule was a member of our section, although I don't ever recall him attending. He was probably too busy with the Rudge activities that he was involved in. I did meet him for the first time at the VRRA event at CTMP 2 years ago, and had a nice chat with him. I remember him as a tall man and friendly. I did get a chance to thank him for starting the Swap Meet many years ago at his farm. Our section has benefitted over the years from carrying on this activity that he started many years ago. I wish that I could have had more interactions with him. I'm sure he had a wealth of knowledge concerning vintage M/C's.

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