It is with sadness CanoeKayak Canada announces the passing of past Commodore and friend Tom Deakin. Deakin was Commodore of CanoeKayak Canada from 1976 to 1978. He was also Commodore of Senobe Aquatic Club from 1969 to 1972 where his family has remained active in the sport. Deakin was the manager of the first Canada Games paddling team in 1969. He was the chief official at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Games and founder of the Society for Canoe Championships. Deakin passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday in Dartmouth. Visitations are planned for Wednesday in Dartmouth and a funeral will be held on Thursday. See obituary for full details.