2015 Tribute to the Fallen

Published on December 1, 2015 8:12 PM by dbo.

I did not see a video tribute to the members of the Canadian football fraternity that passed away in the past year on the TSN Grey Cup coverage this weekend, so I present this list of compiled names in memoriam of athletes who had lives and family beyond football, some lived fully, some cut short.

In alphabetical order by surname, all are former players unless otherwise noted. Years of birth/death along with teams played for or associated with are noted. I’ve included all I’m aware of since the last tribute, plus any I’ve discovered from 2014 that were missed last year.

In Memoriam

  • Samuel Adams (1928 – 2015) — BC
  • Eric Allen (1949 – 2015) — TOR
  • Ray Baillie (1935 – 2015) — MTLHAM, EDM
  • John Barrow (1935 – 2015) — HAM & GM with TOR
  • Al Benecick (1937 – 2015) — SSK, EDM
  • William Berezowski (Bill Barclay) (1928 – 2015) — HAM, TOR
  • Ian Bryans (1953 – 2015) — TOR, HAM, EDM
  • Shawn Coates (1962 – 2015) — Front Office WPG, CFL
  • Damion Cook (1979 – 2015) — HAM
  • Dominic Disipio (1920 – 2015) — OTT
  • Fred “Scooter” Doty (1924 – 2014) — TOR
  • Chris Dyko (1966 – 2014) — SAC, BRM
  • Irving Edelberg (1912 – 2015) — MTLWW, MTLI
  • John W. Gardiner (1922 – 2015) WPG
  • Harold Geddes (1929 – 2015) — CGY
  • Robert Gibson, Jr. (1927 – 2015) — Assistant coach TOR
  • Darwin Gonnerman (1947 – 2015) — WPG, OTT, EDM
  • Wayne Harris (1938 – 2015) — CGY
  • Tommy Hudspeth (1931 – 2015) — GM, Head coach TOR
  • Dick (Richard) Hunter (1935 – 2015) — MTL, OTT
  • William Jessup (1929 – 2015) — BC
  • Jim Kincaid (1930 – 2014) — HAM, MTL
  • Ronald Koes (1937 – 2014) — SSK, OTT
  • Douglas “Tank” Landry, Jr. (1964 – 2015) — TOR, CGY, HAM, BC
  • Eddie LeBaron (1930 – 2015) — CGY
  • Cody Ledbetter (1973 - 2015) — EDM, HAM
  • Jim Letcavits (1935 – 2015) — EDM, MTL
  • Al McCann (1930 – 2015) — Broadcaster
  • Joe Pikula (1944 – 2015) — HAM
  • Adrian Robinson, Jr. (1989 – 2015) — HAM
  • William Roberts (1931 – 2015) — CGY
  • Alton Romine (1930 – 2015) — OTT, TOR
  • Robert Sandberg (1922 – 2015) — WPG, SSK
  • Howie Schumm (1940 – 2015) — EDM, CGY
  • Benjamin Shapiro (1923 – 2015) — OTT
  • Allie Sherman (1923 – 2015) — Head coach WPG
  • Joe Shinn (1930 – 2015) — HAM
  • Victor Spencer (1924 – 2015) — HAMT, co-founder, BC
  • Ed Sullivan (1935 – 2015) — BC
  • Jim “Long Gone” Thomas (1939 – 2015) — EDM
  • Dick Thornton (1939 – 2014) — WPG, TOR
  • Elbert Walker (1950 – 2015) — SSK
  • Jerry (Gerald) R. Wilson (1936 – 2015) — TOR
  • Paul Williams (1947 – 2014) — WPG, SSK
  • Stanley Williams (1929 – 2015) — SSK
  • Brett Young (1967 – 2015) — OTT, BC, HAM

My condolences to all their teammates, friends and families.

Errors in such a matter are very unfortunate and I have made every attempt to prevent any mistakes. If you do see an error, please let me know so it may be corrected. Omissions may also be reported to me. I appreciate any help in correcting errors and apologize for any hurt an error has caused.

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2015 Tribute to the Fallen was published on December 1, 2015 8:12 PM by dbo.

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