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

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Posted by Jeff Obrecht | 11/19/2017

My vision is not of Gord walking amongst the stars. My vision is of Gord dancing amongst the stars, entertaining all of those who are watching him, spreading joy and love. Much as he did here in this life, he continues to bring peace and love in the next life. We are blessed to be able to say that we were here at the same time as him. The impression he has left will be with me for the rest of my days. I know in my heart that one day Gord and I will get to dance one more time together like we have done on many occasions in the past. My heartfelt condolences to the Downie family, I am sure this must be a very difficult time.

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Posted by Kathleen Spurgeon | 11/17/2017

Al Purdy and The Hotel Quinte xo

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