A final goodbye from a Canadian icon.
How many memories do you have stompin your feet, hanging out with great friends and singing along to The Hockey Song! Countless I bet. We lost a cultural icon yesterday, Stompin' Tom Connors passed away at the age of 77. He knew that his health was declining so he wrote a note to his fans:
Hello friends, I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin’ Tom.
It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world.
I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future.
I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.
Your Friend always,
Stompin’ Tom Connors