Bob Acton, a coach and mentor to many young players in the Beach and beyond, has died. Acton had been battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) since 2014.
At the age of 60, Acton had been coaching hockey, baseball, and other sports for over 25 years.
Acton had a reputation of being tough on the ice, but gentle and friendly off the ice — traits that gave him great praise by most of his pupils.
“You can’t get better at anything if you don’t like what you’re doing,” he told us in January.
Acton is survived by wife Heather, daughter Avery, and son Reid.
Visitations will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at McDougall & Brown’s Scarborough funeral home at 2900 Kingston Rd.
Donations to the ALS Society of Canada can be made in Bob’s memory.