Long-time Stamps physician passes away

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Calgary - Calgary Stampeders physician Dr. Vince Murphy has passed away at the age of 87, the team announced Tuesday.

Dr. Murphy was associated with the Stampeders since 1957. A release from the team said Murphy passed on August 23.

"He really set the standard for the care of athletes throughout the country, not just in Calgary," said team director of medical services Pat Clayton. "He touched an awful lot of people. When he went into semi-retirement, he was the longest-acting team physician in all of pro sport. That gives you an indication of the dedication the man had, not only to his patients, but to this franchise. He was much more than just a team physician to us -- he was a dear friend."

Dr. Murphy was added to the Stampeders' Wall of Fame in 2006 and is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.


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