Pied piper of curling passes

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AMHERST - The pied piper of ladies curling has died.

Muriel Fage, 60, a former board member with the Canadian Curling Association and Sandra Schmirler Foundation, passed away Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was a great person who cared so much about the sport of curling and the people who played it,_longtime friend Alice Duxbury said. If there was a job to be done, she was the first person to volunteer and she never stopped until the job was done.

A 2007 recipient of the Joan Meade Builders Award and a 2006 inductee into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, Fage figured prominently in the growth of women's curling in Nova Scotia and across Canada through the former Scott Tournament of Hearts.

Fage was also an active member with the Amherst Curling Club.

She served on the 1980 and 1995 Halifax Brier organizing committees, the Pepsi Junior Womens National Curling Championships and the 1992 Scott tourney - taking over as chair at the last minute.

During the 1992 Scott, she introduced the school program at Halifax schools with students taken to the event to meet the curlers.

As part of her work with the Schmirler Foundation, Fage organized the the national telethon that was broadcast during the event.

Fage was first diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago and battled lung and liver cancer more recently.



Organizations: Sandra Schmirler Foundation, Canadian Curling Association, Nova Scotia Sports Hall Amherst Curling Club Halifax

Geographic location: AMHERST, Nova Scotia, Canada

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