Kelly Stearne, Canadian curler, Died at 57


Kelly Stearne was born on July 2, 1958, and died on May 9, 2016.

He was a Canadian curler from Calgary.

Kelly played lead for the infamous Paul Gowsell rink which won two World Junior Curling Championships.

Whilst he was a member of the Gowsell rink, Kelly won Canadian Junior Curling Championships for Alberta in 1976 and 1978.

The team qualified to represent Canada at the 1976 and 1978 World Junior Championships, respectively.

During both events his team captured gold.

Following him graduating from juniors, the team went on to win the Alberta Men’s Championship in 1980 and represented Alberta at the 1980 Labatt Brier in their hometown of Calgary.

They finished in third place and never returned to the Brier.

Kelly relocated to Adelaide, Australia, in 2005.

Stearne had reunited with the rest of the Gowsell rink for one last bonspiel in November 2015.

Kelly Stearne suffered from a fall on May 9, 2016.

Kelly Stearne passed away at 57 yrs old.