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Thread #149822 Message #3490883
Posted By: GUEST,bankley
15-Mar-13 - 06:33 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013)
it was a great send-off. Glad I was there. Quite a few grown men with teary eyes. IMO, Adrienne Clarkson was the highpoint out of many special moments. There was a message from Romeo Delaire and a video that was done a few years back of that time in Rwanda.
Good to hear Sylvia Tyson and Cindy Church singing 'Farewell Nova Scotia' with JP Cormier pickin' away.
A special night, fans of all ages, beer was served, if you wanted one. Mountie Pallbearers who volunteered for this. The Canadian Flag from the Peace Tower the day he passed away, draping the casket, with a stompin' board leaning against it. An old Gibson guit. and his Order of Canada medal. Lena placed a black hat on top of the flag, at the beginning...phew !!!!
A beautiful event. It'll take awhile for it to all sink in (for me)