Dr. Henry (Hank) Tamowski
Steve Lawson accepting on behalf of his friend and teammate Dr. Henry Tamowski from Nancy Simpson.
Henry Tamowski was a son of parents who emigrated from Poland in the 1920's. He graduated from the Royal Roads Military College in 1949 and was later part of the University of Toronto's Electrical Engineering Class of 1953. Henry was a superb all-round athlete, excelling in both football and basketball. He was recognized for "outstanding athletic ability and sportsmanship" during his career at the Royal Roads College. He played for the Varsity Blues while attending the University of Toronto and was part of the 1951 team that captured the Yates intercollegiate championship, a team that has since been inducted into the University of Toronto's Sports Hall of Fame. His athletic ability did not go unnoticed as he was drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League where he would play in both the 1953 and 1954 seasons.
While serving in the military in Duluth, Minnesota he earned a master's degree in 1972. After a career in the RCAF he attained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Pennsylvania State University in 1977, and during his time on campus became an avid Penn State football fan.
Dr. Tamowski practiced as a clinical psychologist at Cornwall General Hospital and later in private practice. He would also teach electrical engineering at Royal Military College in Kingston, and helped coach their varsity football team. As a resident of Ingleside he was known to have a passion for travel, was a member of the National Ski Patrol, and a long-time member of the Cornwall Golf and Country Club. Dr. Henry (Hank) Tamowski passed away on March 23, 2011 at the age of 81.