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 Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

Original Name Joseph B.
Birth
Starbuck, Whitehorse Plains Census Division, Manitoba, Canada
Death 2 Jun 1979 (aged 77)
Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Memorial ID 10456 · View Source
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Canadian Football Figure. Born in Starbuck, Manitoba., he was nicknamed "Yussel the Muscle" and was involved in Canada professional football for over thirty years. He was instrumental in forming the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the formation of the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1934. He was the only person to have managed three different professional teams in the league, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 1933 to 1941, Montreal Alouettes, 1945 to 1949 and Edmonton Eskimos, 1959 to 1966. His skillful management resulted in Grey Cup victories with the Blue Bombers in 1933, 1935, 1939, 1941 and the Montreal Alouettes in 1949. Ryan became the first life member of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber
Alumni Association in 1958, received the Canadian Rugby Union plaque for outstanding service in 1964 and entered the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1973. He died in Victoria, British Columbia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10456
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Ryan (11 Apr 1902–2 Jun 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10456, citing Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .