In Memoriam

CFLdb remembers the 65 individuals that left us in 2008. This page includes all individuals in the database who are known to have passed away in 2008 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.

  • Abson, Jimmy 1920 — Nov. 21, 2008
    • Player

  • Ackles, Bob Sept. 16, 1938 — July 6, 2008
    • Hall of Fame Member

  • Albrecht, J.I. Feb. 15, 1931 — March 11, 2008

  • Allen, Lou July 12, 1924 — April 16, 2008
    • Player

  • Andrews, Rupe Jr. Oct. 23, 1926 — Jan. 15, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Arnott, George 1926 — Dec. 15, 2008
    • Player

  • Avinger, Clarence “Butch” Dec. 15, 1928 — Aug. 20, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Babineau, Johnny None — Jan. 8, 2008
    • Player

  • Barry, Ed 1927 — 2008
    • Player

  • Blum, Mike Oct. 24, 1943 — Dec. 15, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Bradley, Dick None — May 27, 2008
    • Player

  • Brady, Jim Jr. Feb. 3, 1926 — Aug. 27, 2008
    • Player

  • Cacic, Mike Jan. 4, 1937 — Jan. 22, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Christian, Gord March 3, 1946 — Sept. 23, 2008
    • Player

  • Cox, Norm Sept. 22, 1925 — April 28, 2008
    • Player

  • Crowder, Eddie Aug. 26, 1931 — Sept. 9, 2008
    • Player

  • Day, Herman “Eagle” Oct. 2, 1932 — Feb. 23, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Depres, George Oct. 28, 1927 — March 2, 2008
    • Player

  • Dunnell, Milt Dec. 24, 1905 — Jan. 3, 2008
    • Hall of Fame Member

  • Ellis, Roger Feb. 1, 1938 — May 14, 2008
    • Player

  • Evenson, Jim Jan. 9, 1947 — Jan. 30, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Foubister, Jim Oct. 4, 1924 — Dec. 30, 2008
    • Player

  • Franci, Jason Oct. 17, 1943 — Oct. 29, 2008
    • Player

  • Glenn, Tom 1920 — May 11, 2008
    • Player

  • Gohier, Paul Sept. 12, 1957 — Oct. 12, 2008
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Higgins, Jim Jan. 20, 1942 — Sept. 28, 2008
    • Player

  • Hoce, Sandy March 30, 1927 — Jan. 11, 2008
    • Player

  • Hughes, Derek Sept. 13, 1959 — July 18, 2008
    • Player

  • Jackson, Jamacia Sept. 16, 1981 — April 14, 2008
    • Player

  • Jeter, Bob Jr. May 9, 1937 — Nov. 20, 2008
    • Player

  • Jones, Tyrone Aug. 3, 1961 — June 10, 2008
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Jones, Gene Oct. 18, 1936 — Jan. 3, 2008
    • Player

  • Kendall, Leland May 20, 1933 — Aug. 27, 2008
    • Player

  • Kilrea, Ken June 4, 1940 — Jan. 19, 2008
    • Player

  • Krol, Joe “King” Feb. 20, 1919 — Dec. 16, 2008
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Kuhn, Mike Jan. 13, 1949 — Nov. 29, 2008
    • Player

  • Lancaster, Ron Oct. 14, 1938 — Sept. 18, 2008
    • Player, All-Star, Head Coach, Hall of Fame Member

  • Lewis, Reggie Jan. 20, 1954 — Sept. 17, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Lunsford, Earl Oct. 19, 1933 — Sept. 3, 2008
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Marshall, Norm 1918 — Nov. 5, 2008
    • Hall of Fame Member

  • McVeigh, John “Red” Aug. 1, 1925 — Aug. 21, 2008
    • Player

  • Pettersen, Leif Dec. 23, 1950 — July 30, 2008
    • Draft Pick, Player, All-Star

  • Pont, John Nov. 13, 1927 — July 1, 2008
    • Player

  • Poole, Ray April 15, 1921 — April 2, 2008
    • Player

  • Rauch, John Aug. 20, 1927 — June 10, 2008
    • Head Coach

  • Renzi, Eugene Dec. 16, 1933 — Feb. 9, 2008
    • Player

  • Richardson, Bruce 1923 — 2008
    • Player

  • Richman, Joey April 25, 1915 — Dec. 2, 2008
    • Player

  • Sazio, Ralph July 22, 1922 — Sept. 26, 2008
    • Player, All-Star, Head Coach, Hall of Fame Member

  • Smith, Roy “Looney” Jan. 1, 1928 — Dec. 21, 2008
    • Player

  • Spruill, Lafayette “Skippy” Feb. 8, 1947 — Jan. 29, 2008
    • Player

  • Stanley, Ken 1931 — April 19, 2008
    • Player

  • Taylor, Blake April 16, 1928 — Nov. 27, 2008
    • Player

  • Toman, George March 7, 1925 — Sept. 21, 2008
    • Player

  • Turnbull, Ken 1921 — 2008
    • Player

  • Ulinski, Harry April 4, 1925 — April 20, 2008
    • Player

  • Washington, Vic March 23, 1946 — Dec. 31, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Weber, Bob April 21, 1933 — Nov. 1, 2008
    • Player, Head Coach, Assistant

  • Wendryhoski, Joe March 1, 1938 — Nov. 5, 2008
    • Player

  • Whitehouse, Reg Oct. 8, 1932 — Aug. 6, 2008
    • Player

  • Whittle, Leroy March 21, 1941 — Dec. 12, 2008
    • Player

  • Wilson, Dwaine Nov. 7, 1959 — April 12, 2008
    • Player, All-Star

  • Wittman, Don Oct. 9, 1936 — Jan. 19, 2008
    • Hall of Fame Member

  • Yakimischak, Orest March 1, 1928 — Dec. 7, 2008
    • Player

  • Young, Willie Nov. 12, 1947 — Sept. 3, 2008
    • Player