Proudfoot funeral Wednesday

Tony Proudfoot was happy to see the Alouettes win another Grey Cup championship in 2010. He is seen...

Tony Proudfoot was happy to see the Alouettes win another Grey Cup championship in 2010. He is seen here offering his support to De'Audra Dix in the CFL's East Final. (QMI Agency/Eric Bolte)

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The funeral for former Montreal Alouettes player Tony Proudfoot will be held Wednesday in the Montreal suburb of Pointe Claire.

Proudfoot, who played for the Alouettes from 1971 to '79, died Dec. 30 after a three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 61 years old.

The funeral will be held at Cedar Park United Church in Pointe Claire.

Proudfoot won two Grey Cups with the Alouettes (1977, 1979) and was the colour commentator for radio station CJAD when the team returned to the CFL in 1996. He retired in 2007 after being diagnosed with the terminal illness.

He became a guest coach and special consultant with the Montreal team in 2008 when Marc Trestman was hired as coach.

Proudfoot also taught at Dawson College in Montreal for 30 years.


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