Trent Frayne has passed away. The 93 year old was once referred to as “likely Canada’s greatest sportswriter ever" by none other than Pierre Burton.
Frayne began his journalism career in his hometown of Brandon Manitoba when he was just 15 years old. Soon he moved to Toronto where he spent a life time writing reports and columns for the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and The Globe And Mail. He also did plenty of freelance work, landing pieces in Sports Illustrated and Saturday Evening Post.
Frayne wrote more than a dozen books on sports, including Tales of an Athletic Supporter (his personal memoires), The Mad Men of Hockey, and Great Canadian Sports Stories (with Peter Gzowski).