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Gordie Howe’s “Favorite Place On Earth”

from CBC,

In 2012, about four years before beloved Saskatchewan hockey legend Gordie Howe died at age 88, he went back to the place his son Murray says was Mr. Hockey's favourite place on Earth — Waskesiu, Sask. 

"I said, 'Dad, you talk about this Waskesiu place all the time, you gotta show me it,'" Murray told CBC Radio's Saskatchewan Weekend.

"So I took him up there and he showed me where him and mom used to stay in the tent cabins and the burger joint and ice cream joint that he would take my mom to wine and dine her."

He said Gordie Howe loved fishing and golfing at Waskesiu, which is about 200 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

Gordie once spent a whole summer there working as a greenskeeper so he could spend more time golfing.

more (Murray Howe was there yesterday for a book signing).

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