Grand Marshal Tim Furlong
Tim Furlong is a Montrealer of Irish descent, whose roots hail from county Wicklow in Ireland. He brings honour to the Irish community of Montreal for his years of broad-ranging volunteer service in various organizations in and around Montreal.
Tim’s service-oriented mind-set began back in high school where he served as President of the Student Council at James Lyng High School, and was awarded Student of the Year for his involvement in many school activities.
When Tim was growing up in Point St. Charles, he was coached in the Leo’s Boys Organization. He paid that forward by coaching hockey and football in the same organization.
When he moved to Chateauguay he immediately got involved in coaching baseball for the Chateauguay Little League Baseball Assoc. In 1993, Tim was elected President of Chateauguay Little League and held that position for seven years. He also coached minor hockey, and co-chaired a group of Boy Scouts in Chateauguay. Chateauguay has recognized Tim’s volunteer service on two occasions. He was named Volunteer of the Year in 1994 by The City of Chateauguay for Sports, and Grand Marshall of The Chateauguay and Valley Irish Parade in 2013.
In 1999, Tim also became a member of the Erin Sports Association, where he has held various positions: Entertainment Chairman, Vice-president and in 2010, he was elected President, a position he held for eleven years. While he served as President, with heart and soul, Tim oversaw many different fund-raising activities for those in need including scholarships for young students to attend different trade schools, lunches for senior citizens at Christmas, a gift at Christmas for underprivileged children, and food baskets for families in need during the holiday season.
In 2020, Tim was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and amazingly, battled this disease alongside the love of his life, Kim, and was declared cancer-free within one year.
In 2022, Tim was awarded the Community Award by the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal.
We at the United Irish Societies of Montreal are proud to name Tim Furlong the 2023 Grand Marshal for the Montreal St-Patrick’s Parade. We hope you will all be able to come to the parade and honor Tim and celebrate the long history of the Irish In Montreal.