Mr. Broomball NWT

Lynn Fowler, Mr. Broomball NWT

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we share the news of the passing of our founding father, Mr. Broomball, Mr. Lynn Fowler.

How do you even begin to summarize what Lynn Fowler was to the sport of broomball and the NWT.  Lynn came to Yellowknife in 1969 and had been a staple in the sport from the beginning and was instrumental in the success of broomball in the Northwest Territories.

Whether he was an athlete, a team or league organizer, administrator, or manager for the sport he was dedicated to the growth of broomball in the Northwest Territories for more than 30 years. Always a gentleman, showing understanding, compassion, and sportsmanship in every role he undertook.   In 1979 he organized broomball in the NWT, by organizing a Yellowknife men’s league, while also assisting Hay River to establish their own men’s league.

In 1982 he helped set the groundwork for the ladies to start the Yellowknife women’s league. Lynn Fowler was the driving force and was instrumental in forming the Junior Boys Broomball Program and the Yellowknife Raven’s All-Star team. Both programs were very successful and the Yellowknife Ravens to this day are a very well-known team throughout Canada.  Lynn volunteered countless hours to the Juniors and the Ravens not only as a team manager but as a Friend and Father figure to many individuals on those teams over the years. Lynn was very well respected and appreciated by anyone that crossed paths with him whether it be through sport or just in the community.

Lynn Fowler was recognized territorially through NWT Broomball, as well by Sport North – winning the 1989 Sport North Builder Award. Lynn Fowler was inducted into the Canadian Broomball Federation in 2006 due to his dedication and commitment to the sport of Broomball and into the Sport North Hall of Fame in 2016.

Lynn Fowler was known as Mr. Broomball to many but to us in the sport throughout the NWT he was our founding father, Mr. Broomball. Every person who knew Lynn had a deep respect and appreciation for him.  Lynn was also known Worldwide as a great promoter and advocate for the sport of broomball in which he was able to create many, many lifelong friends.

Lynn was kind, caring, compassionate, and dedicated and in case you were not aware he had a very soft heart of gold.   There is absolutely no possible way we could ever hope to express just how much Lynn meant to us all not only in the sport of broomball but also to Yellowknife and other communities throughout the NWT.  We were very lucky to have such a wonderful man involved in our sport and even luckier to have been able to call him a friend.

With much love and respect always, Rest in Peace Lynn, you will forever be missed by us all.

Condolences

Fred Parsons – NFLD  Broomball

Knew him well and always a fine gentleman. Condolences to his family and broomball friends

George Brown – CBF Past President Broomball Canada

So sorry to hear of this. Lynn was a good friend and great contributor to broomball and gentleman. Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.

Brian & Gloria Gouthreau -AB Broomball

So sad to hear about Lynn, we had great time with him over the years. Our thought and prayers go out to his family and his Broomball family 

Brian and Gloria  

Harold Clark -NFLD Broomball

Had some good fun together, condolences to all

Harold Clarke

Garth Jones

I am very sorry to hear the news about Lynn. He was always a gentleman on and off the ice, very respectful to everyone and the sport.  All of Canadian broomball will miss him. 

Condolences to his family. 

Garth