Charles Thomas Connors (1936-2013), an all-Canadian patriot, has left us.

He’s gone now – having passed away yesterday – but the legendary STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS left behind 61 albums of Canadiana folk hits to remember him by.  What red-blooded Canadian hasn’t heard Bud The Spud, Sudbury Saturday Night, Canada Day, Up Canada Way – and his all-time gift to the National Hockey League – The Hockey Song.  Stompin’ Tom received the Order of Canada in 1996, and was put on a postage stamp in 2009.  Canada’s Prime Minister, STEPHEN HARPER tweeted “we have lost a true Canadian original.  R.I.P. Stompin’ Tom Connors.  You played the best game that could be played.”

STOMPIN'TOM1Stompin’ Tom was married to LENA WELSH on November 2, 1973.  The wedding was shown live on Elwood Glover’s CBC television show, followed by lunch, a screening of Connors’ concert film, and a party for 600.STOMPIN'TOM2Born in SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, he was adopted by a family in SKINNERS POND, Prince Edward Island, and lived there until he was fifteen – PHOTO – http://www.dorothysteward.netSTOMPIN'TOM3Stompin’ Tom was a regular performer at TORONTO’s Horseshoe Tavern on Queen Street West.

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