Gord Downie loved Canada and knew that to be a better country you must ask questions and examine your country’s racist and problematic past. Ask better of your country. Ask better of your elected officials. Don’t ignore your country’s racist past. Support Indigenous communities. Support reconciliation. That’s how you honour Gord Downie and his legacy.
If you’re wondering why all the Canadians just suddenly got really sad
Gord Downie, the most Canadian, Canadian to ever Canada and a rock music legend just passed. Even those of us who didn’t like The Tragically Hip (and those people are few and far between) will have been upset by this.
Really don’t have many words that can accurately describe the feelings I have right now.
Gord Downie was such an inspiration to me and was one of my only true role models.
He was a beacon of hope and he was a symbol of change and equality.
The world lost an amazing person - we all should strive to be a little like Gord.
Rest In Peace Gordo, you will always be in our hearts.
If you’re not Canadian, you probably won’t understand. But this band, this man, meant something more than music to us. He represented who we are as Canadians.
Every one of us who grew up listening to his music as teenagers has endless memories of defining moments in our lives with Gord’s music as the backdrop.
When I got in the car this morning and the radio was playing The Hip nonstop, no commercials, no interruptions… I knew. I don’t think I’ve ever cried over the death of a celebrity before, but I cried the whole way to work.
Gord Downie was a legend and his music will forever live on in this country.
To my followers: If you’ve never heard his music before, and most non-Canadians likely wouldn’t have, take a moment… listen to one song. His music is the epitome of sitting at a cottage with your friends and drinking some beers, having a good time and appreciating all the great things in life even when it’s a hard thing to do.