Nick Volpe Death – Obituary News : Former Argonauts Player and Employee for over 70 years has died .
We are sad to report that Nick Volpe has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on August 23. 2021.
The Argonauts are saddened to learn of the passing of Nick Volpe.Volpe was a player and then an employee of the Argonauts for almost 70 years. A two-time Grey Cup Champion as a player, he added five more as an employee.Our collective thoughts are with the Volpe family at this time.
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My heart is just broken and shattered right now I just received news that Nick Volpe has just passed away at 95 years old. If it was not for this amazing man I never would have lived out my dream to play professional football. Mr.Volpe was the first scout I met at my very first ever workout at a free agent camp which happen to be with the Toronto Argonauts back in the early 90’s. I’ll never forget when he introduced himself after I went 22 for 22 in fieldgoals and asked me where I played my college football. I was absolutely excited and elated to be speaking not only to the head Canadian Scout for the Argos but also a hero from back in the day from the famous 1950 mud bowl game Mr.Volpe was the kicker. He believed in me when nobody else did. 9 years going to free agent camps and each and every year lighting it up. The countless number of phone calls I made to this man asking him if they were looking for a kicker and if he wanted my highlight tapes. Every year cheering me on to keep going don’t give up after every successful free agent camp. Then in 1999 he finally convinced the general manager to give this 29 year old rookie with no college experience a chance. I wanted to make him proud and sure enough he told me I did. He was my CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE DAD. I loved this man with all my heart. I remember celebrating the Grey Cup victory in 2004 at Nathon Philip Square in Toronto standing on the big stage I remember him looking at me while I was holding my daughter Skylar just taking in the moment and he looks to me and says and I quote ” never forget this moment nobody deserves this more than you for what you went through to get here “. I looked at him and said if it wasn’t for you this wouldn’t even be real right now. His response ” your welcome son “. Mr.Volpe I love you with all my heart you were like a dad to me I’ll never forget you you’ll always have a huge piece of my heart may you rest in peace and God Speed until we meet again. This one’s for you. ARGOOOOOOO’S
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Dan Pollard wrote
He always had time for a chat and had so many great stories. Loved having the chance to meet him when I was working the sidelines for radio.
Sandy Annunziata wrote
My deepest condolences on Nick’s passing. An extraordinary life. I will miss my friend.
Jason Quinney wrote
RIP Uncle Nick. He always let me try on his grey cup rings when ever I saw him. He will be missed.
Andre Talbot wrote
Heartfelt condolences to the Volpe family and all of Nick’s extended Argonaut family. Nick was a warm, passionate and caring member of the organization. He was a big reason why I was drafted by the Argos in 2001! He believed in me. He served as a calming, positive presence for me whenever he was around the practice facility and sideline on game days, especially in my first few years when things were tough. I think about Nick all the time and will miss him deeply.
Mike Hanafin wrote
Such a genuinely nice gentleman, class personified, and a true Argos/CFL ambassador. RIP.
Nancy Wilson wrote
I had the privilege of getting to know Nick later in his life but he was the life of the party. Honoured to have gotten to know him.