Hockey legend died Thursday at age 91
A book of condolence to honour hockey legend Red Kelly is available for the public to sign in Simcoe.
The Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition has the book and a display of Red Kelly memorabilia at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre.
Kelly died Thursday at age 91. The Hockey Hall of Famer was born and raised in Norfolk County.
He went on to win eight Stanley Cups in his 20-year career in the NHL.
“Mr. Red Kelly was an international hockey legend. He was very proud of his Norfolk County roots and was a friend and supporter of our local sports community. We will miss him,” said Heather King, vice-chair of the Norfolk sports hall.
Flags at Governor Simcoe Square were also lowered to half-staff Friday to honour Kelly.
“Mr. Kelly was best known for what he did on the ice, but he was much more than a Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Famer,” Norfolk County’s Deputy Mayor Amy Martin said in a statement issued by the county.. “He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a community leader, and a terrific ambassador for all of Norfolk County. He was a true gentleman who did everything with honour. I think I speak for everyone in Norfolk when I say he will be sorely missed.”
The Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre is located at 182 South Drive, Simcoe.