Mr. Hockey is coming home.
The City of Saskatoon says it has received provincial approval and the ashes of Gordie and Colleen Howe can be interred at the base of the Gordie Howe statue in Saskatoon.
The statue is located at Sasktel Centre.
The city administration had to apply to the provincial government and ask the statue and a small portion of adjacent area be declared a cemetery.
And if ever a new arena was built in Saskatoon city officials have already said the remains could be moved to a new arena just by getting approval from the family.
The Saskatoon Blades are also planning a special celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25 now officially proclaimed by the City as “Thank You, Mr. Hockey Day”.
Gordie Howe died June 10th at age 88.
Howe grew up and spent 16 years in Saskatoon before embarking on a record-setting hockey career in the United States.