Richard William Labrom
Born: March 4, 1944 (Larbert, Scotland)
Died: January 14, 2015 (Montréal, Québec)
Member: Temple de la renommée du soccer québécoise (2013)
Dick Labrom spent 30 years as a coach and builder of soccer in Québec, where he was longtime president of the Lac St-Louis Lakers soccer club. He served as director of the Lac St-Louis regional soccer association and he was an executive committee member of the Fédération de soccer du Québec.
Labrom also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Soccer Association, for whom he served on several committees, including the competition committee. In 2011, he received an Award of Merit from the Canadian Soccer Association.
He was also the author of a Canadian club championships report, which sought to evaluate performances from 1948 to 2008. Into this he included research by others into the history of the Challenge Cup competition dating back to 1913, making his report an invaluable addition to the library of Canadian sporting history.
Born in Scotland during the war, Labrom grew up in east London. He earned degrees in French, education and management studies before joining British Airways in personnel management. He was posted to Montréal in 1972 and chose to stay, leaving the airlines for a position with Canadian Pacific in 1980.