On this day in 2013 Canada lost one its greatest cultural icons and one of its fiercest patriots. Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away at the age of 77. Best known for “The Hockey Song,” Stompin’ Tom wrote songs about all things Canadian.
Besides “The Hockey Song” which can still be heard in arenas all over Canada, some of his other wonderful country-folk songs include “Bud the Spud,” “Sudbury Saturday Night,” and “Moon Man Newfie.” Tom Connors was born in 1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He travelled the country from sea to sea to sea, singing his songs and celebrating Canada and Canadians.