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The day Gordie passed Garth Brooks was playing Gordie’s birthplace, Saskatoon. Garth arranged for each member of his crew to lay a bouquet at Gordie’s statue, which is now his final resting place.

The day Gordie passed Garth Brooks was playing Gordie’s birthplace, Saskatoon. Garth arranged for each member of his crew to lay a bouquet at Gordie’s statue, which is now his final resting place.

Isphet71

My brain did NOT want to understand that headline. I was like “did Garth brooks play hockey? What did gordie Howe pass Garth brooks in?” For like… 30 seconds.


ryan49321

I fought over myself on whether there was supposed to be a comma. Adding that comma along with “Birthplace, Saskatoon” would’ve created an appositive. At the end of the I just needed to word it better.


Isphet71

If you can change the headline yet; “The day Gordie passed on, Garth Brooks was holding a concert in Saskatoon, the city where Gordie was born.”


Daunt_OW

It took him a while, but Gordie finally passed him in number of honky-tonks visited.


jazzwhiz

Me too. "Gordie passed this Garth Brooks guy in ... goals scored? Is there another guy named Garth Brooks? ..." So many questions for one headline.


NeuralHandshake

Gordie lived the final years of his life in a suburb of my town. He used to shop at Meijer and visit the local rink. I never met him. I met his son, but from the stories, I wish like hell I'd met Gordie too. The Howes are such a phenomenal family. The Wings are so blessed to have a legend and a legendary family like this, so respected by everyone, even Garth freaking Brooks.


theotherpachman

I got to "meet" Gordie at his restaurant when he cutely elbowed my elbows off of the table when I was like 5. It was more for my parents than me, I had no clue who he was. It's a shame I was too young to really remember the experience - I mostly just have my parents' version to go off of - but I like to think I'm carrying on a piece of him every time I get anxiety over someone having their elbows on the table.


mulvda

The old Gordie Howes up in Traverse City??


ryan49321

There’s an AMA here with Dr Murray Howe. if you haven’t read it, it’s a must.


ziggyz313

So apropos given the last two shows Garth had at the Joe!!


pretty_jimmy

I was at one of his last shows at the Joe .. it was my first time inside! When the show ended I ran to the boards and hopped then so I can say I hopped the boards at the Joe!


stos313

Damn. I don’t care for his music- but this further solidifies what I suspected about him- that he’s a class act.


ryan49321

So Garth has a charity called “Teammates for Kids” that he get participants in all sports involved, but he said that hockey players tend to be the most outstanding. During the 2017 Finals between Nashville and Pittsburgh he had 35ish players among both team teams pledging $1,000 for each shot they put on goal for the Finals and also both team goalies pledging $1,000 for each save they made. It raised hundreds of thousands for the kids and then Garth tripled the donation. Insane. Wayne Gretzky also participated in his induction into the Kennedy Center this month. He seems to be knit tight with the hockey community.


stos313

That’s great!


pretty_jimmy

Garth Brooks comes off as a bit odd to some people because of his overly fake portrayal on social media. But he's got to be one of the kindest people out there, he really does seem to just want us to love one another.


JokerSE

To be a little nitpicky Gordie was born in Floral, not Saskatoon. They moved when he was nine days old but I said it was nitpicky.


DrShelby87

I’m pretty sure Garth just did that to distract from the murders he was out committing. The families deserve closure Garth


Youve_Got_Kumail

Where are the bodies, Garth?!


DrShelby87

At least one mommy is following proto


Techiedad91

I’m sorry, the what now?


ThatDetroitFan

I live 15 mins away from the birthplace memorial. Its pretty badly storming out there but it was worth it. Definetly.


Youve_Got_Kumail

Garth Brooks killed Gordie Howe confirmed. #wherearethebodiesgarth