Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Ruth Fisher

Birth: January 10, 1925
Deceased: July 14, 1999
Inducted as: Builder
Inducted for: Hockey,
Inducted in: 1998


The majority of Ruth’s life has been dedicated to hockey. Active in the Huskies organization in the Rotary-Kiwanis League, she was a founding member of the Kingston Minor Hockey Association, serving at times as its secretary and treasurer. She was the Association’s woman of the year in 1986, staying involved with minor hockey into her seventies.

Ruth has done everything but play the game. Countless hours were spent repairing jerseys and sewing crests. She also sharpened skates for years, for such players as Kirk Muller, Doug Gilmour, Scott Arniel and Guy Levesque.

While returning home after working at a registration night in 1995, Ruth was involved in a major car accident, but not even serious injuries could stop Ruth from contributing many hours to the cause.

Ruth helped her husband coach and she has kept alive his name in the Stan Fisher Memorial Hockey Tournament which, since 1983, has provided competition for hundreds of teams from novice to peewee. She was also involved with the Willy Pratt Golf Tournament for many years, a major fundraising event for minor hockey.

For more than 50 years of involvement in minor hockey, Ruth received an Honourable Achievement award at City Hall, February 20, 1996.