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Tony Proudfoot (1949-2010)

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Published: 31 Dec 2010

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital regrets to inform you that Mr. Tony Proudfoot passed away on December 30, 2010 of ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, at the age of 61. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Proudfoot’s family and friends.

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital regrets to inform you that Mr. Tony Proudfoot passed away on December 30, 2010 of ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, at the age of 61.   We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Proudfoot’s family and friends.Tony Proudfoot was an inspirational Montrealer.

 An all star defensive back in the CFL, he played for the Montreal Alouettes (1971 to 1979) and the B.C. Lions (1980 to 1982).  He taught Physical Education at Dawson College for more than 30 years and was a sports broadcaster with CJAD, covering the Montreal Alouettes.  In 2006, he published “First and Goal: The CFL and the Pursuit of Excellence”.

Following the announcement of his diagnosis in June 2007, Mr. Proudfoot and his family established the Tony Proudfoot Fund at the ALS Society of Québec, to raise funds to support patient and family services at the ALS Society of Québec and the Research Fund for ALS at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, where Mr. Proudfoot was a patient under the care of Dr. Angela Genge, Director of the ALS Clinic. 

 Mr. Proudfoot courageously and eloquently brought ALS into the public eye, and the impact of his efforts have left a legacy that seeks to find answers into the causes of ALS and eliminate the suffering that it causes.

For more information on ALS or to reach Dr. Angela Genge, please contact

Sandra McPherson 

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