OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - It was with great sadness that I learned
of the death of Stompin' Tom Connors.
Best known as the Canadian folk-singer who moved the entire country to
the tune of The Hockey Song, Mr. Connors was also the patriot who entertained our nation for four
decades with his musical talent and kind spirit.
Born in 1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Charles Thomas Connors began
his musical career on the road travelling in Canada. Known for always
wearing a black cowboy hat and pounding the floor with his left foot
during performances, Stompin' Tom wrote hundreds of songs during his
career, most of them inspired by the beauty, character, and spirit of
In 1996, Mr. Connors was invested into the Order of Canada in
recognition of his staunch support of Canada, its music and musicians.
He will be remembered for his constant support of Canadian talent and
concern for the preservation of our cultural heritage.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere condolences to
the family, friends and colleagues of Stompin' Tom.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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