In Memoriam

CFLdb remembers the 13 individuals that left us in 1983. This page includes all individuals in the database who are known to have passed away in 1983 no matter what team or league affiliation or role they had. This includes individuals that are not associated with official CFL history. All had a contribution to the history of our game, and we acknowledge and remember them all here.

  • Abbott, Lyman Jr. None — Aug. 8, 1983
    • Player, Head Coach

  • Anderson, Frankie May 24, 1928 — Sept. 28, 1983
    • Player, All-Star

  • Bright, Johnny June 11, 1930 — Dec. 14, 1983
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Cronin, Carl Oct. 18, 1908 — Sept. 13, 1983
    • Head Coach, Hall of Fame Member

  • Crowe, Clem Oct. 18, 1903 — April 13, 1983
    • Head Coach

  • Foderingham, Cece Aug. 12, 1919 — Jan. 29, 1983
    • Player

  • Gibb, Ian 1925 — Jan. 12, 1983
    • Player

  • Inabinet, B.C. Jr. June 27, 1934 — Aug. 7, 1983
    • Player

  • Larson, Frank May 30, 1912 — Sept. 1, 1983
    • All-Star, Head Coach

  • Pace, Jim Jan. 1, 1936 — March 4, 1983
    • Player

  • Reeve, Ted Jan. 6, 1902 — Aug. 27, 1983
    • Head Coach, Hall of Fame Member

  • Simpson, Jackie Aug. 20, 1936 — June 2, 1983
    • Player, All-Star

  • Smylie, Doug June 3, 1922 — March 19, 1983
    • Player