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One of the highlights of my shooting career was definitely the morning NHL legend, Gordie Howe, came to my Yellowknife studio for a portrait session. It was one of the most nervous I've been for a session, with little reason: Gordie was one of the most relaxed, engaging, fun people I've ever met. Within moments he set me at ease (it's normally me doing the "setting at ease" in a portrait sitting), and we had a lot of fun over the course of the session.I was saddened to recently read that Gordie's mental health has now deteriorated to the point that he will most likely no longer travel or do speaking engagements. This was photographed just two years ago; I would describe him in the session as quirky but still quick as can be - a master of the one-liner - and he inspired a lot of people on his trip up to Yellowknife.Wishing you, Mr. Howe, the best of luck...and thanks for brightening this photographer's day.

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