Lacrosse Canada Mourns Passing of Dean McLeod

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Dean McLeod who sadly passed away on October 3rd, 2023. 


McLeod was the recipient of Lacrosse Canada’s 2021 Lester B. Pearson Award. This award presented to a member of the Canadian lacrosse community in recognition of outstanding contributions of sportsmanship and leadership in the game of lacrosse and to the physical and mental development of young Canadians through unselfish dedication as a volunteer. 


From 1989-2017, Dean served as an Ontario Junior A delegate on Lacrosse Canada’s Box Sector Committee. His 29 years in this position is only one of his many roles that demonstrates his commitment to the growth of lacrosse in Canada. Along with in 1988, Dean was the general manager for the 1988 U19 Canadian men’s field lacrosse team.


We are thankful for all the years of dedication and hard work he gave to the game of lacrosse. His love for the sport will never be forgotten and his legacy will carry on into the future.


About Lacrosse Canada


Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - Nike, CoachThem, Gait, Cascade and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.



For more information, please contact:

Kealan Pilon
Communications Coordinator
Lacrosse Canada


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