Mark Kilbreath's family
accepted his award on his behalf.
L-R Daughter Katlyn, Wife Diane and Son Jacob.
Mark Kilbreath was a talented multi-sport athlete who
represented his city, province and country in the
highest level of competition.
As a wrestler at Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical
School, Mark won numerous competitions culminated by a
provincial championship in the 83 k weight division at
the 1976 OFSAA wrestling championships. After an injury
curtailed his wrestling career, Mark took up the sport
of racquetball and quickly worked up the provincial
ladder in Ontario.
Mark became one of the top ranked doubles racquetball players
in the country. In 1983 he won the Ontario racquetball
doubles championships in the Open division. During a
three year run, Mark won over two dozen doubles events
at the highest levels in Ontario, Michigan and New York
In May of 1984 Mr. Kilbreath became a part of history as
a member of the first ever team to represent Canada at
the World Racquetball Championships in Sacramento,
California. At the World Championships he came home
with two silver medals, one for the team competition and
the individual championships.
Mr. Kilbreath passed away in 2012 at the age of 54.