The man who was refered to as “Mr. Soccer” on PEI passed away last week at age 93.
Tom Wallis, a native of England and World War II veteran with the RAF and RCAF, moved to PEI in 1972 from North Bay, Ontario.
He brought with him a love for the game of soccer.
Wallis was instrumental in forming the Charlottetown Youth Soccer Association in 1973. The game began to blossom by the early 80’s. He also took over the operations of the PEI Soccer Association in 1975 and was at the helm for 17 years.
He was given a lifetime membership into the Canadian Soccer Association in 1998…one of only 20 people to receive that honour.
Wallis was named to the PEI Sports Hall of Fame as builder of soccer in 2006.
Visiting hours 1-3 and 6-8 Monday at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Funeral Home.
Funeral service on Tuesday morning at 9.30 in the funeral home chapel.