Glen Weir Death And Obituary – Glen Weir, a former defensive end in the Canadian Football League, passed away at the age of 71 on March 13th. The Montreal Alouettes announced the passing of former star Glen Weir, who played 13 seasons with the team from 1972-1984. Weir played for the following teams during his long tenure in the CFL:
1972–1981 Montreal Alouettes
1982–1984 Montreal Concordes
Weir was born in London, Ontario, and played his amateur football with the London Lords intermediate league team. He had a 13-year career with the Alouettes from 1972 through 1982 and the Montreal Concordes from 1983 to 1984. He held the Alouettes’ franchise record for most games with 203 before he was surpassed by Bryan Chiu in 2009. He played in five Grey Cup games, winning two in 1974 and 1977. He was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player (defensive) in 1977. He was also a five-time all-star. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods’ song “My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring” was inspired by Weir, who is the cousin of Woods’ father.
Condolences to his family and friends and may he Rest in Peace.