Gord-Downie-Obituary

Gord Downie

Feb 6, 1964 – Oct 17, 2017 (Age 53)

Obituary

Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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Sorry for your loss. Take time to grieve and find comfort in knowing that God is near to all those calling on him. Psalm 145:18

I was thinking of you today...you are always in view

It's been a year since you have passed gord.Your kind words music and canadian spirit will live on with your family friends and hip fans forever.You are missed by all.

FIRST I D LIKE TO GIVE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY AND FREINDS AND FANS THEN I WOULD LIKE TO SAY YOU ARE NEVER GONNA BE FORGOTTEN.YOUR MUSIC IS STILL WITH US.YOU GAVE ME THE STRENGHT TO COMBAT MY CANCER.THANK YOU LOVE YU.THANK YOU.

Almost one year...time doesn't stand still, it keeps on moving, so must i... we are all part of the same, within me lives you, lives all who have been, lives all who will be...

From California and with all my love, thank you for existing and making a difference in the world.
Miss you forever.

I miss Gord every day. I was at a festival in Hinton, AB last weekend and they had various musicians playing Hip songs and it was the first time I had heard Hip songs played live since their final tour in 2016 and it brought tears to my eyes. Gord and The Hip will be with us forever. I will continue missing him every day and am so thankful and truly grateful for what he left us. He was an amazing human.

Thank you Gord for the amazing music and lifelong memories! Your spirit lives in every dancing fan!

Dear Canadians, I am so sorry for your loss and for ours too, down here in the U.S. Gord taught me about Canada. I will miss him.