In Memory of Brian Williams:
The Toronto Nomads Rugby Club is mourning the loss of a true legend of the game, Brian Williams. With a remarkable journey that began in 1956, Brian’s dedication to rugby and the Nomads is nothing short of inspirational. His prowess on the field was evident as he proudly represented Ontario multiple times and donned the Canadian jersey in 1962. His induction into the Rugby Ontario Hall of Fame in 1999 stands as a testament to his profound impact on the sport.
But Brian’s influence extended far beyond his on-field achievements. His depth of knowledge, his passion for rugby, and his ability to offer thoughtful insight made him an invaluable figure to coaches, team managers, and players alike. His presence on the touchlines, whether at home or away, was a source of immense support and motivation.
Brian’s legacy is not just in the records or accolades but in the spirit and camaraderie that define rugby. The friendships he forged, the respect he earned from teammates and opponents alike, and the bonds created through the love of the game are the true hallmarks of his life.
The Toronto Nomads send heartfelt condolences to Brian’s wife Carol, his sons Greg and Jonathan as well as the many family and friends so lucky to have spent time with Brian. He was a mentor, a friend, a supporter, and an embodiment of the values that make rugby not just a sport, but a way of life.
The family is currently planning a Celebration of Life honoring Brian’s memory. More details on this will be shared, once the arrangements are finalized.
Our thoughts are with Brian’s family during this difficult time, and we stand together in remembering a man whose life was a true reflection of the nobility, integrity, and camaraderie that rugby holds dear.