CFN – Sadly the hockey world has lost one of it’s genuine greats and legends. Jean Béliveau was a true gentleman. Of course it’s all over the media and social media. It’s the passing of a true Canadian.
I was lucky enough to work with Mr. Béliveau. I was lucky enough to work many of the Legends of Hockey. Jean did a signing for us in Ottawa to commemorate the anniversary of his 500th goal. Bruins goalie Gilles Gilbert was on hand as well and artist Randy Duncan did a special print.
Time flies. It’s amazing how we cross people’s paths and they ours. Jean played for the Habs from 1953 to 1971. I was 7 and remember watching him play on tv during his final year. He was a member of ten Stanley Cup winning teams.
Time robs of so many greats. Right now Gordie Howe is fighting for his own life after a series of strokes.
Many of those I worked with in the 90’s have left us leaving holes that can never be replaced.
Our condolences to the Beliveau family and to all Hockey fans on this solemn day.
Jean Béliveau RIP August 31, 1931 – December 2, 2014