Gord Downie

2/6/1964 - 10/17/2017

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Canadian Icon


Gordon “Gord” Edgar Downie

February 6th, 1964 – October 17th, 2017

We lost a true Canadian icon, talented poet and musician. His words and lyrics spoke to everyone, coast to coast and across the miles. A man that was so proud of his children and his family.

His support of our friends in the North and his story of Chanie Wenjack touched the lives of so many. Through the past two years, Gord’s dedication to this cause never wavered and his legacy is left with the knowledge to continue with his work.

In Gord’s honour, we welcome you to share your favourite memories and photos in the Guestbook and encourage you to donate to The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund through the Donations page.

Once completed, all the memories and photos will be shared with the Downie family as a keepsake.

Gord Downie

The outpouring of support Canadians have shown for Gord over the past two years has meant a great deal to our family. We know his dedicated fans are mourning his passing and hope they can find comfort in sharing their memories and supporting his legacy.

- Michael Downie, brother of Gord Downie

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Posted by Kathleen Spurgeon | 11/17/2017

Al Purdy and The Hotel Quinte xo

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Posted by Roxanne Barnes | 11/17/2017

I was fortunate enough to see Gord Downie and Tragically Hip a few times. I enjoyed his music. He was a great musician. Gord may be gone but he will never be forgotten. His legend will last until eternity. May you rest in peace Gord!

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