Gord Downie

2/6/1964 - 10/17/2017

Obituary Overview

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

Gord Downie
Posted by merle machinine | 2/13/2018

RIP Gord, You and the Hip have filled my life with so many great memories. I know your spirit is now in a good place and I will try my best to honour your legacy and the example you showed and the way you lived your life. Here is the 1 and only pic I have of you and me. I will always cherish it. This was at Altin BC 2015.

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Posted by Penny Westcott | 12/7/2017

Rest in peace Gord. You are so missed by this whole Country. My condolences to the Downie family. I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that Gord was truly loved by this entire Country. The Hip's music will live on forever. I was lucky enough to see them several times, my favourite one being back in the 1980's at a small bar in Hamilton, Ontario called Dallas. Best show ever. I was in love with right from that day . It's hard to believe Gord is gone but he is smiling from above and will watch over you. Until we meet again. Thank you Gord xo

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