First Name: Janet
Last Name: Merry
Sport: Curling
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1987
Home Town: Bridgetown
County: Annapolis County

Janet Merry became involved with curling in 1953 when she joined Bridgetown’s curling club. In the years to follow, her name became synonymous with sport, both as a player and a builder.

First elected to the local executive in 1959, she served as president of the ladies division from 1965 to 1967. Soon becoming interested in mixed competition, Merry took on the responsibilities as chair of the Mixed Curling League for a ten-year period. In 1967, she was elected second vice-president of the Nova Scotia Ladies Curling Association and in 1971 she became the president.

In 1974, Merry became Nova Scotia’s observer at the Canadian Ladies Curling Association Council. She was also the province’s delegate to the first Canadian Senior Ladies Curling Championship. The Canadian Ladies Curling Association elected her as second vice-president in 1975. A few years later, she was chosen as the CLCA’s leader.

Janet passed away on August 17th, 2014.

Merry was an accomplished curler herself, competing in ten provincial playdowns, and a couple of senior ladies finals.


• Member Bridgetown Curling Club 1953
• President Ladies Division 1965-1967
• Chairperson Mixed Curling League for 10 Years
• 1967 2nd Vice President NS Ladies Curling Assoc
• 1971 President of the Provincial Body
• 1973 Vice-Chairperson Prov Sr Ladies Championship
• NS Observer Cdn Ladies Curling Association Council
• 1975 Elected 2nd VP Cdn Ladies Curling Association
• Junior Consultant Cdn Girls Championship
• Sr Advisor Cdn Sr Ladies Finals
• Member 1st Advisory Office for Curl Canada Office
• Rep on Curling Hall of Fame Committee
• 1st Female Appointed Seagram Mixed Curling Policy
• 1984-86 Match Chairperson NS Ladies Lawn Bowling
• Rep NS ’75 Cdn Lawn Bowling Championship, Triples
• 1977 Awarded Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal
• 1979 Awarded Sport NS Service Award for Curling