Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Paul Peterson

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  • Name Paul Peterson 
    Born 1921  Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Sports Team Membership 1943  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hamilton Flying Wilcats 
    • Paul Peterson was on the field for every play of the Hamilton Flying Wildcats' Grey Cup victory in 1943.
    Paul Peterson
    Paul Peterson
    Paul Peterson was on the field for every play of the Hamilton Flying Wildcats’ Grey Cup victory in 1943.
    Residence 2012  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-22334 
    Person ID I22334  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Grace MacDonald,   b. 1920,   d. 17 Dec 2011, Kitchener Greenshirts Hockey Team, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Ann Peterson,   d. Bef 2011
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F43266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1921 - Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSports Team Membership - Hamilton Flying Wilcats - 1943 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2012 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 'We're forgotten, we're ghosts'

      Mathew McCarthy/Record staff Paul Peterson is a 91-year-old CFL veteran. He played for the Hamilton Flying Wildcats, now the Tiger Cats, in the 1940s.


      WATERLOO \emdash Paul Peterson was on the field for every play of the Hamilton Flying Wildcats' Grey Cup victory in 1943.

      The 91-year-old Waterloo resident played both offence and defence for the Wildcats during their 23-14 win over the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

      That's the way the game was played back then.

      Sixty-nine years later, on the eve of the 100th Grey Cup between the Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders in Toronto Sunday, Peterson believes the men who battled on the gridiron with him haven't received the attention they deserve.

      "We're forgotten, we're ghosts," Peterson says. "You sort of wonder why am I being left out? "Sports writers and commentators don't give enough credit to the people, not myself, but the other players that played in that time. "They dropped the older guys, they don't talk about 1943."

      Born in Breslau and raised in Kitchener, Peterson would drive for more than an hour into Hamilton five times a week following an eight-hour shift as a machinist to practise with the Flying Wildcats.

      All that was promised to him was some gas money and a chance to play the game he loves......


      The Record Newspaper 24 Nov 2012

  • Sources 
    1. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), ‘We’re forgotten, we’re ghosts’ - 24 Nov 2012.