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    Former Argos QB Doug Flutie loses both parents on the same day

    Doug Flutie loses both parents on the same day

    His parents passed away on the same day and he paid tribute to them with a poignant message.
    It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my father, Dick and mother, Joan. My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away. They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives. My parents were always there for their children, from the days my Dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning. The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children. They were incredible parents and Grandparents and my family and I will miss them both. On behalf of me and the entire Flutie family, I would like to thank you all for your well wishes and prayers during this difficult time.
    Flutie wanted to honour his parents and thank them for their role in his lives and his siblings’. Flutie helped lead the Argos to two Grey Cup victories in 1996 and 1997, before heading off to the NFL and finishing his career with the New England Patriots in 2005.
    Flutie’s brother Darren also played in the CFL. He spent several years as a wide receiver for CFL teams in B.C., Edmonton and Hamilton.
    Flutie also became a household item when he launched his own breakfast cereal, Flutie Flakes, in 1998. Proceeds from the cereal benefited autism research, in honour of his son who has autism.
    “My parents were always there for their children, from the days my Dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning,” he said.
    “The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children. They were incredible parents and Grandparents and my family and I will miss them both.”


    ***I cannot imagine such pain...***

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    A Moment of Silence for Doug's Parents tonight before the Notre Dame vs BC Football Game at Fenway Park.

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