In Memoriam

CFLdb remembers the 61 individuals that left us in 2018. This page includes all individuals in the database who are known to have passed away in 2018 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.

  • Anderson, Roger Nov. 11, 1942 — March 21, 2018
    • Player

  • Bashak, Walt 1929 — March 31, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Bewley, Bill Aug. 11, 1931 — Feb. 23, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Bowman, Urban Jr. Nov. 16, 1937 — Feb. 25, 2018
    • Head Coach, Assistant

  • Brady, Bob 1931 — July 25, 2018
    • Player

  • Brunson, Johnny Feb. 16, 1944 — Jan. 23, 2018
    • Player

  • Burket, Ferdie Jan. 9, 1934 — March 27, 2018
    • Player

  • Cahill, Leo July 30, 1928 — Feb. 16, 2018
    • Head Coach

  • Ceppetelli, Gene July 28, 1942 — June 14, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Cioran, Nick Feb. 8, 1937 — Aug. 2, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Cooley, Harold May 22, 1940 — Aug. 12, 2018
    • Player

  • Coulter, Bruce Nov. 19, 1927 — June 5, 2018
    • Player, Hall of Fame Member

  • Dlugos, John 1928 — April 10, 2018
    • Player

  • Douglas, Bill Dec. 13, 1926 — Feb. 12, 2018
    • Player

  • Forbes, Rob Sept. 17, 1956 — March 25, 2018
    • Territorial Protection, Player

  • Foster, Ken Jan. 11, 1929 — Dec. 12, 2018
    • Player

  • Frazier, Al March 28, 1935 — Dec. 2, 2018
    • Player

  • Garrett, Jim June 19, 1930 — Feb. 9, 2018
    • Player

  • Gibbons, Charlie 1935 — Sept. 23, 2018
    • Player

  • Goosby, Tom May 24, 1939 — June 25, 2018
    • Player

  • Gray, Jack May 16, 1927 — March 30, 2018
    • Player

  • Grosz, Dave Aug. 24, 1938 — Sept. 20, 2018
    • Player

  • Haines, Russ 1935 — May 19, 2018
    • Player

  • Hamelin, Roger April 27, 1941 — Nov. 25, 2018
    • Player

  • Hohman, Jon Oct. 23, 1942 — Aug. 2, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Hole, Jim Nov. 6, 1927 — Nov. 15, 2018
    • Draft Pick

  • Holmes, Robert “Tank” Oct. 5, 1945 — April 14, 2018
    • Player

  • Husmann, Ed Aug. 6, 1931 — Aug. 30, 2018
    • Player

  • Jackson, John Henry Nov. 26, 1938 — Dec. 11, 2018
    • Player

  • Jankans, John Oct. 3, 1932 — July 8, 2018
    • Player

  • Keeling, Jerry Aug. 2, 1939 — Jan. 20, 2018
    • Player, All-Star, Assistant, Hall of Fame Member

  • King, Mike May 3, 1925 — Dec. 10, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Klingbeil, Chuck Nov. 2, 1965 — June 19, 2018
    • Player

  • Kyle, Bill Jan. 26, 1926 — Feb. 21, 2018
    • Player

  • Labinjo, Mike July 8, 1980 — Sept. 22, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Lampman, Harry June 22, 1927 — June 9, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Newman, Don Nov. 22, 1957 — Sept. 11, 2018
    • Player

  • Obrovac, Mike Oct. 11, 1955 — March 20, 2018
    • Player

  • Parker, James “Quick” Jan. 1, 1958 — March 27, 2018
    • Player, All-Star, Assistant, Hall of Fame Member

  • Payton, Michael March 5, 1970 — Sept. 27, 2018
    • Player

  • Phason, Vince Feb. 5, 1953 — Sept. 5, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Pickens, Bob Feb. 2, 1943 — April 12, 2018
    • Player

  • Piper, Cornel April 2, 1937 — Sept. 2, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Racine, Moe Oct. 14, 1937 — March 4, 2018
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Rauhaus, Norm Nov. 4, 1935 — Nov. 26, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Robinson, Larry 1942 — July 18, 2018
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Rust, Rod Aug. 2, 1928 — Oct. 23, 2018
    • Head Coach, Assistant

  • Scannella, Joe May 22, 1928 — May 3, 2018
    • Head Coach

  • Scully, Steve Aug. 28, 1952 — July 7, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player

  • Stillwagon, Jim Feb. 11, 1949 — Feb. 4, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Stocks, Arnie June 5, 1927 — Nov. 10, 2018
    • Player

  • Thachuk, Del 1936 — Oct. 28, 2018
    • Player

  • Truant, Ray Oct. 10, 1930 — Oct. 15, 2018
    • Draft Pick, Player, All-Star

  • Tsonos, George March 19, 1938 — Sept. 30, 2018
    • Player

  • Tyler, Scott Dec. 5, 1939 — Jan. 8, 2018
    • Player

  • Urness, Jack June 23, 1937 — Jan. 15, 2018
    • Player

  • Urness, Ted 1937 — Dec. 29, 2018
    • Player, All-Star, Hall of Fame Member

  • Vespaziani, Bob June 15, 1935 — Jan. 20, 2018
    • Head Coach, Assistant

  • Wahlmeier, Galen Feb. 19, 1934 — July 26, 2018
    • Player, All-Star

  • Walden, Bobby March 9, 1938 — Aug. 27, 2018
    • Player

  • Washington, Jim Oct. 13, 1951 — June 24, 2018
    • Player, All-Star