George Genereux

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George Genereux
Personal information
Full name George Patrick Genereux
Born (1935-03-01)March 1, 1935
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Died April 10, 1989(1989-04-10) (aged 54)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sport
Event(s) Trap shooting

George Patrick Genereux (March 1, 1935 – April 10, 1989) was a Canadian Gold medal-winning trap shooter and physician.

Genereux was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the son of Catherine Mary (née Devine), a nurse who was originally from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Arthur George Genereux.[1][2] He won the Gold medal in the Olympic Trap at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

In 1952, he was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy. He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame, and, the Trapshooting Hall of Fame.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and studied medicine at McGill University.

He is the maternal uncle of Canadian actor Brendan Fraser.

He died in Saskatoon in 1989.

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Preceded by
Marlene Streit
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
1952
Succeeded by
Doug Hepburn