Hockey Loses another Great to Cancer

John Ferguson Sr. passed away this past Saturday (July 14,2007). He was first diagnosed with Cancer in September 2005. It was thought that he had beaten the disease but he apparently didn’t. John Ferguson was born in Vancouver , British Columbia on September 5, 1938. He won Stanley Cup in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, and 1971, all with the Montreal Canadiens. In 1972 he was assistant coach for Team Canada who ended up beating the Soviet Union in the ’72 Summit. He was general manager for Winnipeg Jets. Ferguson was survived by his wife Joan and children John, Catherine, Chris and Joanne. John(Jr.) is the General Manger for the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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