The name Gordon is quintessentially Canadian like poutine, hockey or maple syrup. The popularity of the name stems from the Scottish ancestry that was common among many of the early settlers to Canada. While we are much more diverse today, the name is common among many famous Canadians and was even the name of the debut album by Barenaked Ladies.
Here are just a few of our famous Gordon’s. Mr Hockey Gordie Howe, and if you were lucky enough to have a goal, an assist and a fight in a game you would have had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. Gordon Sinclair the legendary journalist & broadcaster from CBC’s Front Page Challenge. Gordon Pinsent the “CodFather” famous actor from Newfoundland. Gord Downie who was the lead singer for the Tragically Hip.
I was inspired to write this today as we just lost another one of our famous “Gordon’s”. Gordon Lightfoot, the iconic signer/songwriter passed away last night at the age of 84. While my kids may never have heard one of his songs, he was one of Canada’s greatest musicians. Leaving us with great songs like “If you could read my mind”, “Carefree Highway” and “Sundown”. Just ask Alexa to play some Gordon Lightfoot today to celebrate his incredible accomplishments in music.
His legacy and contributions in music will always be remembered and cherished. Many Canadian artists have been inspired by his work, and he has undoubtedly made a significant impact on the Canadian music scene. His music will continue to live on, and his name will forever be remembered as one of Canada’s greatest musicians.
Sorry I can’t always write about mortgage & finances.
Today I am thankful for the musical legacy left to us by Gordon Lightfoot, that he was a great songwriter because of a little inspiration and a lot of hard work and that his work will continue to inspire us for years to come.
I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.
p.s.s- I should tell you that I am licensed in Nova Scotia Brokerage (2022-3000179) Broker (2022-3000180), Ontario(M18001555) & in British Columbia(BCFSA #504098).
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