It was sad to hear about the passing of a true Canadian Patriot, Stompin' Tom Connors at the age of 77. 

What was great about Stompin Tom was the fact that he loved Canada and being Canadian and that showed in his songs.  His huge hockey anthem, The Hockey Song, has been played in every single hockey rink in Canada, no matter what size of community. 

That's a huge impact a simple song has made.  That's not the only memorable song he has, I still remember as a kid listening to Canada Day, Bud the Spud and Sudbury Saturday Night.

Through his website,, his family released a message that he wrote to his fans:

 "Hello friends, I want all my fans, past, present, or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin' Tom."

"It was a long hard bumpy road, but this great country kept me inspired with it's beauty, character, and spirit, driving me to keep marching on and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world."

"I must now pass the torch, to all of you, to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the Patriot Canada needs now and in the future."

"I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes, I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done."


Your Friend always,

Stompin' Tom Connors

Farewell to a true Canadian, Stompin Tom Connors