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 Steven Bruce | 7/22/2018

You told us 18 year old kids when you offered us a beer and we told you we couldn’t because we skipped school and went to your concert at Massey Hall and had to be back the next day in North bay for a test “You guys are the Greatest! Beers next time we meet!” Had become one of the the top five things I kept in my head for a long time. When we did finally get er done, another mud slide attraction as you called it, you said “sit here enjoy the beer and glad to know you past the test!” In other times you remembered who I was in a crowd of many and made me feel at home the Canadian way ( front door is unlocked. If hungry cook enough for the band as well!) Podcasts are helping to remember not just you my “🇨🇦Brother” but my Mom whom admired your talent and thoughts as we all did and I think of you two having a conversation some day up above! Missing what you would charge me out with next and enjoying what has been apart of my family’s life. IGWT!

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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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