The world of curling is poorer, today, with the loss of one of the sport's great and beloved characters.
Ice maker Clarence (Shorty) Jenkins, the man in pink, passed away, today, at the age of 77.
In a sport filled with colourful, larger than life players, Jenkins became just as big a name, noted as the only ice maker to choose for any big event, as well as for his affinity for the colour pink, which he wore plenty of as the years went by.
Jenkins' legend became so large, in fact, that Tim Hortons once decided to feature him in a commercial. (You can see it by clicking here)
As well, a tournament in Brockville, Ontario - The Shorty Jenkins Classic - annually draws some of the biggest names in the sport.
As news of Jenkins' passing spread throughout the curling world, notes of condolences and fond memories appeared on Twitter:
Born in Hanna, Alberta, in 1935, Jenkins served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and then took a job in the oil industry before deciding that ice makingRead More »from Curling loses a legend: Shorty Jenkins, the man in pink, passes away