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Hornets’ coach remembered for his big heart

November, 2010

The Sun Youth Hornets were glad to have a man of his experience onboard. Before joining Sun Youth, George had been coaching the Greenfield Park Packers football team and eventually became its president.

Six years ago, George became involved with the North Shore Mustangs, coaching their junior team. But he never forgot his friends and remained close to the Sun Youth Hornets. He eventually returned to Sun Youth as an assistant coach.

Coach George Miller. Photo: QMFL

George was a pillar of the Quebec Midget Football League, where he was director and later president of the league and a member of the executive.

George and his friends from the Quebec Midget Football League laid the foundations of midget football in Quebec, becoming its biggest defenders.

One thing comes to mind when we think about George: his big heart.

Unfortunately, his heart stopped beating on Sept. 26 leaving a big gap here at Sun Youth. We all remember him as someone who would do anything for a friend. Sometimes with his grumpiness, he could also be intransigent when it was time to defend the principles in which he believed. He was confident and honest and sensitive to the needs of the weakest and poorest.

He gathered anecdotes on football and on life in general, which he shared with friends on and off the football fields.

George left us with a heritage as big as his heart. We are sad that he left us, but we will forever remember his passage in our lives. From all of us here at Sun Youth, farewell coach George. We will miss you dearly.



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