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Percy A. Williams
Birth: May 19, 1908
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Death: Nov. 29, 1982
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada

Olympic Athlete. Born in Vancouver, he was a sprinter and Canada's first Olympic double gold medalist. At the 1928 Summer Amsterdam Olympics, he won the Gold Medal in both the 100 meter and 200 meter races. In 1930, at the inaugural British Empire Games in Ontario, Canada, he won the Gold Medal in the 100 yard dash and set a new World's record. In 1950, a Canadian press poll proclaimed Williams Canada's greatest track athlete of the first half of the century. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1979. Suffering from constant artritic pain, he shot himself at age 74 with the start gun he had been awarded as a prize for his 1928 Olympic feat. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery of British Columbia
Burnaby
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: 121-1-A
 
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Record added: Nov 14, 1999
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Percy A. Williams
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