Kenneth Pentin "Le Clou" Farmer, CM (July 26, 1912 – January 12, 2005) was a Canadian Chartered Accountant, a Winter Olympics silver medal winner in ice hockey, and a president of the Canadian Olympic Association (now known as the Canadian Olympic Committee).

Kenneth Farmer
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Ken Farmer in McGill Redmen uniform
Born(1912-07-26)July 26, 1912
Westmount, Quebec, Canada
DiedJanuary 12, 2005(2005-01-12) (aged 92)
Occupationaccountant, ice hockey player, administrator, soldier
Known forPresident of Canadian Olympic Association, Olympic silver medal winner
Ice hockey career
Played for
Playing career 1930–1939


Born in Westmount, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. In 1934 he joined the accounting firm of McDonald Currie & Company (now Coopers & Lybrand) and became a Chartered Accountant in 1937. He became a partner in 1945 until his retirement in 1977.

Farmer was an outstanding hockey player. He was a member of the 1936 Port Arthur Bearcats, which won the silver medal for Canada in ice hockey at the 1936 Winter Olympics. He had the second highest points at the Olympics with 10 goals and four assists.[1]

During World War II, he served with The Royal Montreal Regiment and the Manitoba Dragoons. He was discharged with the rank of Major and was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1945.

From 1953 to 1961, he was the President of the Canadian Olympic Association. He was President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada from 1977 to 1983. He was a Governor of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame from 1980 to 1990.[2]



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  • "OBIT: Ken Farmer, oldest surviving Redmen player". McGill University. Archived from the original on 2006-05-03.