In Memoriam

CFLdb remembers the 62 individuals that left us in 2015. This page includes all individuals in the database who are known to have passed away in 2015 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.

  • Adams, Sam July 25, 1928 — Nov. 13, 2015
    • Player

  • Aldridge, Allen Sr. April 27, 1945 — Sept. 30, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Allen, Eric May 18, 1949 — Oct. 27, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Bailey, Monk April 22, 1938 — Sept. 18, 2015
    • Player

  • Baillie, Ray Feb. 14, 1935 — May 10, 2015
    • Player

  • Barrow, John Oct. 31, 1935 — Feb. 17, 2015
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Benecick, Al March 20, 1937 — Sept. 29, 2015
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Berezowski, Bill Jan. 31, 1928 — Oct. 23, 2015
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Bishop, Ed Jan. 28, 1936 — March 23, 2015
    • Player

  • Blyth, John 1939 — March 19, 2015
    • Player

  • Bryans, Ian Feb. 3, 1953 — Aug. 1, 2015
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Burden, Willie July 21, 1951 — Dec. 4, 2015
    • Player, All-Star, Assistant, Hall of Fame Member

  • Clark, Dick 1937 — Aug. 24, 2015
    • Player

  • Cook, Damion April 16, 1979 — June 26, 2015
    • Player

  • Disipio, Dom June 7, 1920 — May 18, 2015
    • Player

  • Dobbin, Jim July 8, 1927 — Oct. 13, 2015
    • Player

  • Dublinski, Tom Jr. Aug. 8, 1930 — Nov. 26, 2015
    • Player

  • Edelberg, Irv 1912 — Feb. 16, 2015
    • Player

  • Gardiner, Johnny Dec. 22, 1922 — April 1, 2015
    • Player

  • Gibson, Bob Jr. April 6, 1927 — April 10, 2015
    • Assistant

  • Gonnerman, Darwin Jan. 3, 1947 — Feb. 17, 2015
    • Player

  • Hajash, Mickey 1925 — March 27, 2015
    • Player

  • Harpley, Tom April 29, 1929 — July 21, 2015
    • Player

  • Harris, Wayne May 4, 1938 — June 4, 2015
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Hawthorne, Junior “JR” 1941 — Feb. 15, 2015
    • Player

  • Henke, Ed Dec. 13, 1927 — June 28, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Herron, Mack July 24, 1948 — Dec. 6, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Hudspeth, Tommy Sept. 14, 1931 — June 23, 2015
    • Head Coach

  • Hunter, Dick Oct. 12, 1935 — Oct. 29, 2015
    • Player

  • Infante, Lindy Jr. May 27, 1940 — Oct. 8, 2015
    • Player

  • Irvine, John March 9, 1933 — Feb. 27, 2015
    • Player

  • Jessup, Billy March 17, 1929 — Jan. 3, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Johnson, Elbert 1926 — April 13, 2015
    • Player

  • Kelley, Billie Aug. 23, 1926 — Oct. 2, 2015
    • Player

  • Kelley, Gorden June 11, 1938 — Oct. 22, 2015
    • Player

  • Landry, Doug “Tank” April 21, 1964 — June 8, 2015
    • Player

  • LeBaron, Eddie Jr. Jan. 7, 1930 — April 1, 2015
    • Player

  • Ledbetter, Cody July 9, 1973 — Sept. 5, 2015
    • Player

  • Letcavits, Jim Dec. 1, 1935 — Feb. 3, 2015
    • Player

  • Mackie, Baz 1932 — Aug. 2, 2015
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Mathews, Ray Feb. 26, 1929 — Dec. 20, 2015
    • Player

  • McCann, Al Jan. 9, 1930 — March 11, 2015
    • Hall of Fame Member

  • McKenna, Dick 1940 — March 2, 2015
    • Player

  • Meyers, Freddie May 6, 1932 — Jan. 31, 2015
    • Player

  • Pikula, Joe Sr. May 5, 1944 — April 29, 2015
    • Player

  • Quinlan, Bill June 19, 1932 — Nov. 10, 2015
    • Player

  • Roberts, Willie March 8, 1931 — July 7, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Romine, Al Dec. 11, 1930 — Sept. 30, 2015
    • Player

  • Sandberg, Bob Jan. 10, 1922 — May 8, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Schumm, Howie March 11, 1940 — April 4, 2015
    • Player

  • Sharkey, Ed July 6, 1927 — Dec. 13, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Sherman, Allie Feb. 10, 1923 — Jan. 3, 2015
    • Head Coach

  • Shinn, Joe Jan. 5, 1930 — Jan. 29, 2015
    • Player

  • Spencer, Vic Nov. 21, 1924 — Aug. 20, 2015
    • Player, Hall of Fame Member

  • Sullivan, Ed July 23, 1935 — Nov. 12, 2015
    • Player

  • Thomas, Jim “Long Gone” Dec. 18, 1938 — Oct. 4, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Walker, Elbert Feb. 16, 1950 — April 27, 2015
    • Player

  • Williams, Joe March 16, 1941 — Jan. 30, 2015
    • Player

  • Williams, Stan Dec. 5, 1929 — Sept. 13, 2015
    • Player, All-Star

  • Williams, J.R. Nov. 17, 1940 — Sept. 17, 2015
    • Player

  • Wilson, Jerry Dec. 9, 1936 — March 5, 2015
    • Player

  • Young, Brett April 3, 1967 — March 3, 2015
    • Player, All-Star