15 Jan 2016 from BC Athletics Website
Born in 1941 in Montreal, Herb Gee from an early aged displayed outstanding skills in Hockey, Football, Downhill and Slalom Skiing all of which evolved to dirt biking to fulfill his need for speed. An accident and an eventual move to British Columbia 1996 opened another door for Herb when in 1997 he entered his first BC Senior Games (55+ Games) and won 5 Gold Medals. The hook was set!
During the next 12 years, as a member of the Greyhounds, Herb continued his dominance including 8 Golds at the 2001 BC Seniors Games, 4 Gold at the 2003 Richmond Canadian Masters Track & Field Championships plus Gold and Silver in the 2009 Kamloops Canadian Masters Track & Field Championship at age 68.
Over his career Herb established 6 Canadian and BC records, some of which still stand today.
Outdoor: M55 plus 4x100m Relay; M65 100m; M60 4x100;
Indoor: M65 60m; 200m; Long Jump.
The World Masters Indoor Championship in March 2010 was Herb’s next major competition he had on his competition calendar when in November 2009 he was diagnosed with an illness he would not recover from. Herb passed away in February 2010 but left an outstanding legacy of performances, records and inspiration to many Masters Athletes.
BC Athletics is honoured to induct Herb Gee into the BC Athletics Hall of Fame.