With great sadness, we announce the passing of renowned lacrosse stick maker Alfie Jacques, who dedicated his life to preserving and advancing the art of lacrosse stick craftsmanship. Mr. Jacques, aged 78, died peacefully in his sleep yesterday at his home.
Alfie Jacques was widely regarded as a master in lacrosse stick making, having spent over six decades honing his skills and passing on his knowledge to generations of aspiring artisans. His commitment to preserving lacrosse stick-making’s traditional techniques and craftsmanship earned him immense respect and admiration within the lacrosse community.
Mr. Jacques grew up with a deep passion for lacrosse. At an early age, he discovered his talent for crafting lacrosse sticks and set out to master the art form. Over the years, he perfected his techniques, combining traditional methods with modern innovations to create sticks that were not only functional but also works of art.
Alfie Jacques was known for his meticulous attention to detail, dedication to quality, and unwavering commitment to passing on his expertise to the next generation. He mentored numerous apprentices throughout his career, sharing his knowledge and instilling the importance of preserving the heritage of lacrosse stick-making.
His lacrosse sticks were sought after by players at all levels, from amateur enthusiasts to professional athletes. Many lacrosse teams and players, both locally and internationally, relied on Jacques sticks for their superior craftsmanship and performance.
In recognition of his contributions to the sport and his mastery of the craft, Mr. Jacques received numerous accolades and honours throughout his lifetime. His sticks were showcased in museums and exhibitions, and his name became synonymous with excellence in lacrosse stick-making.
Despite his passing, Alfie Jacques leaves behind a lasting legacy. His commitment to craftsmanship and his dedication to preserving the art of lacrosse stick-making will continue to inspire future generations of lacrosse enthusiasts. His impact on the sport and the lacrosse community will be remembered for years.
The family of Alfie Jacques would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all those who have supported and appreciated his work over the years. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly, and the family kindly requests privacy during this difficult time.