Geraldine B. Bagot
Born: June 30, 1920 (Elgin, Manitoba)
Died: March 20, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Member: B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame (2004)
Geraldine Bagot volunteered in athletics in British Columbia for more than 40 years. She was a longtime registrar for B.C. Athletics, while serving as a track and field official.
Bagot also helped out such local clubs as the Hershey Harriers and the Vancouver Olympic Club. She served on the board of governors of the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club in Vancouver. Her own sporting activities were more on the recreational side, as she liked to curl and bowl 5 pins.
She was inducted into the B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame as a builder in 2004. The same organization presented her with their inspiration award in 2005. In 2007, she received the president’s award for athletics from Sport BC.
Born on a farm in Manitoba, she served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during the Second World War. She later worked for the women’s clothing company Reitman’s in Montreal before becoming general manager for the company in B.C. and Alberta.
She leaves sons Bill Tighe of Ajax, Ont., and Jerry Tighe, of Vancouver, who is coach of the Hershey Harriers running club. She also leaves two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two husbands, a sister, and two brothers.