Help shutout ALS!

Like so many others, The Stock Family did the Ice Bucket Challenge in August 2014 to help create awareness for ALS. They never would have thought that only a few months later, Dean, a father of three, would be diagnosed with ALS.

The news came as a huge shock to the Stock family, their friends and the hockey community but they didn’t waste time deciding how to move forward. They chose to take action and to take on ALS as a family, so that their children, their nieces and nephews, could always be proud to say that they fought for Dean and other families touched by ALS.

Dean and his family created The Team Stock Fund in order to raise awareness and funds to support families living with ALS in Quebec and researchers in Canada who are hoping to find treatments and ultimately a cure. Family and friends were quick to join Team Stock to help shutout ALS at various events.

In August 2015, the Stocks took part in The ALS Society of Quebec’s first PSA. The goal of the of the campaign was to continue to raise awareness following the Ice Bucket Challenge and raise funds to meet growing needs from the ALS community.

In February 2015, PJ Stock dedicated the video below to his brother Dean.

Dean unfortunately passed away on September 23rd, 2016 at the age of 39 years old . In his memory, the Stock family continue to team up and help raise awareness and funds so that other families don’t have to go through what they did.

“Our family’s lives have changed forever but Dean gave us the love and strength to embrace what lies ahead of us. We have moved forward, with him and our memories in our hearts and with the promise that we will keep exploring every channel and every avenue in raising funds for the fight against ALS.” PJ Stock

Please help shutout ALS by making a donation and by spreading the word by sharing this page #shutoutALS #teamstock.

About Dean Stock

Dean Stock played his minor hockey in Dollard-des-Ormeaux with his brother PJ Stock. Both moved on to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where they played for Victoriaville then continued on to play CIS Hockey at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Dean was good enough to eventually make it to the East Coast hockey league while PJ went on to the NHL where he got to play for New York, Montreal, Philadelphia and Boston. Dean was a father and coach of three hockey players, and kept a hockey tradition that was near and dear to his heart.

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Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis decided to get involved with the Society after learning that Dean Stock, her two youngest sons’ hockey coach, had been
diagnosed with the disease. For the past three years, she has strapped on her bike helmet to take part in the Ride to Fight ALS. A volunteer translator and ambassador for our events, including the Walk for ALS in Montreal, she wears many hats and inspires her family to also do their share. Last summer, she and her four sons hosted a fundraising party for the Society attended by 300 kids. “Volunteering keeps me from getting hung up on life’s little inconveniences. It makes me feel like I’m doing something useful and valued.” Her dedication has earned her the Chantal Lanthier Award, awarded to a volunteer whose remarkable contribution to our mission makes them an inspiration to others.

Gabriel plays hockey with Grace, Dean’s eldest daughter. He was so touched by the Hometown Hockey video that he decided to give all his spare money to help Dean.

The Stock family was very moved by Gabriel’s gesture, which demonstrates generosity and empathy in their purest form. Thank you Gabriel!