The son of Hall of Famer Gordie Howe confirms that his father’s recent recovery is going so well that there are tentative plans for him make a public appearance with Wayne Gretzky in February.
Marty Howe confirmed his father could appear at the Kinsmen Celebrity Sports Dinner in Saskatoon alongside Gretzky Feb. 6. Howe, who had strokes in October and November and has severe dementia, has been at his daughter’s home in Lubbock, Texas, but could be ready to leave soon. The event, billed as a Tribute to Gordie Howe, has been in the works for about six months and was going to go ahead with or without Howe in attendance. Howe’s four children had planned on being at the event and if his condition allows, Gordie will be alongside them. That is certainly not a given at this point, but the Howe’s are optimistic.
“As long as he keeps improving and doesn’t have another setback, we feel he should be well enough to travel,” Marty said in an email to thn.com. “We will never give up on Gordie and giving up is something Gordie has never done.” Read more