Irene Madeline Osburn
Osburn was also a very good left fielder in softball playing for the Guelph Coronets in the early 40s, then after serving her country in World War II, she returned to win the Intercounty Ladies Softball Championship as a member of the Guelph Royals in 1953.
But it was bowling that turned out to be her pride and joy. While playing, she also coached both women’s and men’s teams and while a Supervisor of the Guelph Youth Bowling Leagues, she taught many young people to embrace the game that had brought her so much enjoyment. In 1994 she was named an honoured member of the Lifetime Bowlers Association.
Inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame – April 21, 1997