News Archive 2023

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

(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.