Former Windsor star player suddenly passes away

Photo credits: In Memorian of Nicholas Romain Facebook Page

The Windsor football community is in mourning this week.

Last Saturday, Nick Romain passed away suddenly while he was attending his cousin’s wedding. During the event, he went into cardiac arrest and collapsed.

He was only 31 years old.

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Romain enjoyed a successful gridiron career with several different teams including London Silverbacks, CIS squad Windsor Lancers, Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Holy Names Knights of the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSAA).

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During his time with AKO Fratmen of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC), Romain was named Canadian Junior Football League’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 as he amassed 1300 rushing yards. He was versatile as he was able to play numerous different positions during his gridiron journey.

Romain’s career ended prematurely as he sidelined due to injury.  However, he found another avenue to give back to the game by coaching in the London Minor Football Association (LMFA).

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Previously, Romain received the Governor General Decoration for Bravery for saving two children from a burning car in 2009.

The funeral will be held in Windsor.  However, visitation will take place on Friday at Families First on Lauzon Road.  Times are from 3-5:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM. This will also be a Celebration of Life for Romain in London but at press time, the date could not be confirmed.

To offset the costs for the funeral, a fund raising initiative has been set up at Go Fund Me (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION) would like to express their condolences to Romain’s wife Alicia, his three year old daughter Myah and other members of his family during this difficult time.


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