We will always have a special place in our hearts for Gordie Howe, who passed away at the age of 88 on Friday, June 10, 2016. Born in Canada, Howe spent the bulk of his time with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and played an unparalleled 33 seasons over six decades. Although we greatly admired his hockey talents and spent a lot of time with the Howe family both in and out of hockey, the thing we will remember most is his genuine sincerity and “down to earth” qualities. When we would run into him at the Detroit airport or at an NHL All Star game, he always made time to say hello and to inquire about what was going on in our lives. We are honored to have had the pleasure of knowing him and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.