News Archive 2023

He was an Argo: Rich Stubler

(Aug. 27, 2023) The Association is saddened to learn about the passing of longtime CFL defensive coach Rich Stubler was an American football coach. He was most recently an assistant coach for the Argonauts in 2021. He is a five-time Grey Cup champion, all as a defensive coordinator, and was formerly the head coach of the Argonauts in 2008. He had been coaching since the 1970s and coached at the high school level, NCAA, Arena Football League and the CFL. 

Rich Stubler passed away earlier today. He was 74.

He was an Argo: Bobby Taylor

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is TAYLOR-1.png(Aug. 7, 2023) The Association is saddened to learn about the passing of Argo great Bobby Taylor on Sunday. He was 84.

Bobby was a receiver who played for the Argos (1966-70, 1974) Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Edmonton Eskimos. He attended Clarkson University from 1961-1962.

In his fourteen-year career he caught 521 receptions for a total of 8,203 yards and 50 touchdowns. Taylor’s 56 catches led the CFL in 1968.

Taylor was Toronto’s nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian player in 1968 and 1969.

Taylor played minor league hockey, as well, from 1962 to 1970 in the EHL, WHL, AHL, and CPHL.

Bobby Taylor obituary at thestar.com

He was an Argo: Zenon Andrusyshyn

(Aug. 7, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the passing of Zenon Andrusyshyn, as confirmed by his family this afternoon. He was 76.

 Zenon was both punter and kicker from in the CFL between 1971-86, primarily for the Argonauts (1971-77, 1980-82) and short stops with Hamilton (1979), Edmonton (1982) and Montreal (1986). He also was a member of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys (1970) and Kansas City Chiefs (1978) as well as the Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-85) in the United States Football League (USFL). He played college football at UCLA.

Memorial services are pending.

(July 27, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the May 29 passing of Chip Barrett at the age of 78 in White Rock, BC.

 Chip attended Upper Canada College and the University of British Columbia, where he studied architecture while playing football for the UBC Thunderbirds. He was a first-round draft pick of the CFL in 1967 and played defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1967-1968) and the Argos (1970-1972).

Chip will be missed by his family and friends.

Chip Barrett obituary at legacy.com

(July 21, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the July 2 passing of Paul Fedor.

Fedor was a standout at Queen’s University and an All-Star at defensive end in 1957.  Paul was the first-round draft pick for the Argos in 1958 and went on to play three seasons for the Argonauts (1958-1960).  In 1961, Fedor was traded to Montreal, where he played two seasons with the Alouettes (1960-61).

Fedor passed away from complications due to Parkinsons July 2.

 Paul will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Paul Fedor obituary

(July 17, 2023) The alumni association is saddened to learn of the passing of CR Roberts who toiled in the Argos offensive backfield in 1957-58.

In 1958, he was an import fullback who played in the best all-round backfield in the CFL along with Dick Shatto and rookie, Dave Mann.  After that, Roberts played with the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL from 1959-1962. 

Roberts passed away from natural causes July 13. He was 87.

He is survived by daughters Cathy Creasia and Chandra Roberts, son Craig and four grandchildren. 

He was an Argo: Walt Balasiuk

(Sept. 14. 2022) The association is saddened to learn about the passing of Walt Balasiuk. Walt played with the Argos between 1965-70.

The funeral will be this Saturday, September.17. Visitation is at 10 am. Service begins at 11 am at the St. George Baptist Church, 25 Main St, Saint George, NB, E5C 3H9

The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook for those who can’t physically attend. A link will be created. Following the service, there will be a reception at the Church.

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