Baycrest mourns the loss of Mr. Hockey™, Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe

From 2009 to 2014, Gordie Howe attended all of the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s hockey tournaments. In 2009 Howe and his family established the Gordie & Colleen Howe Fund for Dementia Research, supporting patient outreach programs at Baycrest.

Hockey legend and long-time Baycrest supporter Gordie Howe, passed away today (June 10, 2016) after a lengthy illness. He was 88 years old.

Widely regarded as the most complete hockey player in the history of the sport, Howe, a.k.a. “Mr. Hockey™,” brought his leadership and talent to Baycrest by supporting the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s.

“Baycrest mourns the loss of Gordie Howe, a Canadian sports icon and passionate advocate in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. His contributions and support in educating Canadians about brain health helped raise awareness and funds for a cause dear to his heart,” says Garry Foster, president and CEO of the Baycrest Foundation. “We remain forever grateful for his commitment to supporting research into brain health and aging and send our sincere condolences to the Howe family at this difficult time.”