Joe Coffey Death – Dead – Obituary : Seven-time CFL all-star has Died at 83.
Seven-time CFL all-star Tommy Joe Coffey has died, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have confirmed.
Coffey was 83.
Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1977, Coffey played in the CFL for 14 years as a kicker and receiver from 1959 to 1973, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 26, 2020 by saultonline.com
The Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni Association is sad to announce the passing of Tommy Joe Coffey. Tommy passed away at the age of 83 on August 25th. Tommy played for the the Tiger-Cats from 1967-72 He was a 7-time CFL All-Star, 3-time runner-up for CFL MOP and 2-time Grey Cup champ
#CFL Great Tommy Joe Coffey Dead at 83
He caught 650 passes for 10,320 yards & 63 tds
Over 1,000 yards receiving 4 times
Kicker 11 of 27 FG attempts
Defense 4 ints
2x Grey Cup Champ
Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1977 pic.twitter.com/HxfUZdDtGL
— (@BleedsBlueNGold) August 26, 2020
As a young fan of the CFL. Tommy Joe Coffey was one of the first star players I grew up watching. He had quite a career as a receiver. 7 time all-star – 3 time MOP Finalist and honoured by both the Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Football Club https://t.co/4rJIp7SpAR pic.twitter.com/Cc2CfKCWpZ
— Joe Pascucci (@Pascucci015) August 26, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Ticat great and Canadian Football Hall of Famer, Tommy Joe Coffey. He was 83.
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Tommy.
— Hamilton Tiger-Cats (@Ticats) August 26, 2020
Mark Urban wrote
I had the opportunity to meet Tommy Joe Coffey at his home in Burlington in August of 2018. He talked on camera about his time in Hamilton and what a privilege it was to be in both Hamilton and Edmonton’s rings of honour.
He was a fine man. Sincere condolences to his family.
Cosima Vicente wrote
Sincere condolences. He was a great asset to football and the Edmonton Eskimos.
Greg R Vince wrote
Condolences from a true ESKIMOS fan!! He was one of the greats of our esteemed team of Edmonton Eskimos!
Lawrence Wiley wrote
My condolences to one of the greatest receivers to play for the Edmonton Eskimos. Loved watching him play.
Bernie Klunder wrote
RIP Tommy Joe and condolences to your family.
Donna Perdue wrote
Once an Eskimo, always an Eskimo. RIP Tommy Joe. Heartfelt condolences to your family.
MaryAnn Baziuk wrote
Condolences to the Eskimo Organization and Tommy Joe’s Family. May his memory be Eternal! .
Terri Conway Alzetta wrote
Deepest condolences to Tommy Joe’s, the Edmonton Eskimos Family, & Organization.
Nathan Wiebe wrote
What team was this again? The post doesn’t say. Guess we can’t do any “deadnaming”, huh? Can’t even be bothered to name the team he played for.
Pennie Pipke wrote
What an amazing talent gone but never forgotten as an EDMONTON ESKIMO and human of course. RIP dear one we will miss you.
J Lee Crowe wrote
Tommy Joe was my favorite player as a kid. I remember seeing many times when he played for the Tiger Cats…………..
Brian Kerr wrote
My mom was a big football & hockey fan & loved Tommy Joe Coffey & would often mix him up when referring to Paul Coffey