Gord Downie has been the voice of my life for as long as I remember. His words are the stories that play in my mind. His music is the soundtrack that plays through my memories and colours every aspect of my life. If there was ever any secret narrator linking together the milestones and meaningful moments of my life, it was Gord.
My heart hurts right now. A lot. I feel like I lost a friend. A close friend. One who was always there for me and always able to make the worst days a little bit better.
There’s so much more I want to say but, for once, I’m lost for words.
You’re missed, Gord. Already. And you always will be. Thanks for everything.
Love and peace.
1964 – 2017
“…armed with will and determination, and grace, too.”
Thanks for this.
Tim Horton’s is foreign owned, Hudsons Bay Co is foreign owned, all the major Canadian whisky companies are foreign owned, most of our natural resources are foreign owned, hockey is foreign owned, Neil Young is foreign owned. Only Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip are, and always will be, 100% Canadian.
Yeah, he’ll be missed. The half-hour interview he did with Peter Mansbridge is well worth the time.
Unlike some celebrities who die suddenly (for whatever reason) and have great eulogies, people were able to thank him for his music for a year before he died.
That’s true. He got to attend his own wake.