Walter Gretzky


Rangers honor Walter Gretzky, Pavelich with moment of silence

Team shares kind words in memory of former forward and father of hockey's 'Great One'. Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne, and former Rangers player Mark Pavelich were honored before the game at Madison Square Garden. 01:21 •. The New York Rangers memorialized Walter Gretzky and Mark Pavelich before their game...
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Walter Gretzky won’t be forgotten

Walter Gretzky’s recent passing has elicited much comment and reaction across Canada. Walter was a guest at the official opening of the 50th anniversary of the Goderich Lions Young Canada Week on Friday, March 12, 1999. I was a member of the tournament committee and arranged for him to attend...

Walter Gretzky Remembered, Tom Wilson Suspended, Barzal Dazzles

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Maple Leafs pay tribute to Walter Gretzky with puck setup

Saturday marked the funeral and memorial for Walter Gretzky, who died on Thursday at the age of 82. Walter was the father of five children, including son Wayne, who is recognized as the greatest hockey player ever. Wayne often credited his father for turning him into the player he became through great mental and physical coaching.

Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

Wayne Gretzky remembered his father, Walter, as a man with “a heart of gold” today at his funeral in Brantford, Ont. Known as Canada’s hockey dad, Walter Gretzky died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease and other health issues in recent years. Wayne Gretzky, the oldest of the...

Community pays tribute to Walter Gretzky, man with a 'heart of gold'

As the funeral procession pulled out of Brantford’s St. Mark’s Anglican Church on Saturday, the sound of a hundred hockey sticks tapping the sidewalk filled the air. It was a final tribute to Walter Gretzky, the world’s most famous hockey dad, Lord Mayor of Brantford, community booster extraordinaire, and all-round great guy, who died on Thursday evening at the age of 82.
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Walter Gretzky, father of NHL great Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, the dad of NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, has died, his son announced on Thursday. He was 82. Wayne Gretzky took to Twitter to share the news and revealed that his father "bravely battled Parkinson's and other health issues over these last few years, but he never let it get him down."