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Gordie Howe Is At Peace

from the CP at TSN,

Murray Howe still pinches himself at the realization hockey great Gordie Howe was his father.

In a heartfelt eulogy at his father's funeral Wednesday, Howe's youngest son wondered aloud how he could do justice to the life of a man who was a "living legend."

"My own hero," Murray said of his Hall of Fame father, who died Friday at age 88.

Murray shared numerous amusing and touching stories about his dad with some 900 mourners, who packed Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

He said there are "endless superlatives that come to mind when describing my dad," calling Mr. Hockey beloved, fearless, loyal, tough, graceful, playful, handsome and thoughtful, among other adjectives.

"He was irresistible," said Murray. "Though he was the size of a gorilla, little kids and little old ladies alike flocked to him the moment he disarmed them with his playful grin and his huge open arms. And Dad fed off their love and their positive energy and it brought him to life no matter how tired or sore he was.

"He made everyone feel as if they were the most special person on the planet."


You can watch the two hour funeral ceremony below...

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