Harry Jerome

Henry Winston Jerome OC (September 30, 1940 – December 7, 1982), known as Harry Jerome, was a Canadian school teacher and track and field runner who competed in three Olympic Games, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Games during the 1960s.  Jerome was born in Prince AlbertSaskatchewan, the son of Harry Vincent Jerome and Elsie Ellen Howard, and moved to North VancouverBritish Columbia, at age 12. His grandfather was John Howard, a railway porter, who represented Canada in the 1912 Summer Olympics. His sister, Valerie Jerome, was also an Olympian who competed for Canada at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.  Harry Jerome died of a brain aneurysm on December 7, 1982, at the age of 42, in North Vancouver

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