Horace Lyons

Date of passing
15 August 1972 (Age 90)
Reading, ENG
178 cm
Where they grew up


Horace Lyons

Horace Stephen Lyons... moved to Canada in 1912... passed away in Pointe-Claire, QC on 15 August 1972... worked for Southam Printing Co. Ltd...

honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member... posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a referee (one of the first 11 non-players honoured as part of The Soccer Hall of Fame’s inaugural Class of 2000)... in fact one of the first two Canadian referees honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame (Horace Lyons and Werner Winsemann)...

said Lyons in 1949 upon being honoured with Canada Soccer Life Membership, “if I have done anything in the past in connection with the Dominion of Canada Football Association, gentlemen, I can assure you from the bottom of my heart and with my whole being that I have done it as I saw fit in the best interests of the game. The game demands a lot of us. We sometimes do things that we do not like to do but we do them because we feel that the game demands it”...

wrote Al Parsley in 1961, Lyons said “he was always extremely strict which was so evident very early in the game that he seldom encountered trouble”...

For Sport

served as a Canada Soccer Council Member (1946-47 for Québec) and a Canada Soccer Vice-President (1947-48 to 1948-49), then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association...

served as president of the Fédération de soccer du Québec (1945-47)...

was appointed referee for the first Men’s International Friendly match played in Canada (27 June 1925)...

Individual Honours