Stompin' Tom's last message to us all
Stompin' Tom Connors has died at 77 years of age. He left a final note.
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
I was born in Perth, Ontario and the Perth Hotel was one of Stompin' Tom's old haunts. I can remember my parents taking, me very underage, into the bar to see him sing and stomp through a piece of plywood he'd throw down on the stage. That moment and visual has popped into my memory the many times his songs would come on the radio, the PA system at the Bell Center or even through someone's ear buds on the train.
Connors is survived by his wife Lena, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren so we won't be alone when we honour his last request to take the torch to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high and be the Patriots Canada needs.
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