Don Lewis was a renowned icemaker, and President of the Canadian Curling Association for the 2001-2002 season ©Getty Images

The former President of the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and Hall of Famer Don Lewis has died at his home in Regina at the age of 85.

Lewis was born in Regina in Canada’s Saskatchewan province in 1935.

He took up the sport at high school and played during the 1960s, including winning the Regina Bonspiel Grand Aggregate with a 15-0 record.

However it was in icemaking that Lewis made his name, having served as chief icemaker at 14 briers - Canada’s men’s national curling championship - from 1976, 18 World Championships from 1972 and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, when curling was a demonstration sport.

He also contributed to the Curl Canada ice technicians course.

Lewis was heavily involved with his local Tartan Curling Club in Regina, serving as its manager for 12 years and becoming President in 1980.

Two years later, he was elected to the Saskatchewan Curling Association Board of Directors, becoming its President during the 1990-1991 season.

He then chaired the 1992 Brier in Regina, before serving the CCA.

in 1996, Lewis became a board member of the national governing body - which rebranded as Curling Canada in 2015 - and was elected as President for the 2001-2002 season.

His status within the sport had been cemented since 1989, when he was awarded the inaugural Ice Technician of the Year prize by the CCA and then inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.

He also features on the CurlSask Legends of Curling Honour Roll.