Mr. Béliveau died.
Why should anyone care. Well no reason but in a world where all our heros seem to be failing he stood out as a real gentleman. He did lead the Canadians to 5 straight Stanley Cups but that is not what everyone is posting about him. He was offered to be the Governor General of Canada but turned it down. I think what everyone remembers was he treated everyone with respect. Up until a couple of years ago he answered each letter that was written to him by hand in detail. My brother in law has one of his letters. We have an autographed copy of his book. He took the time to really write his autograph rather than scrawl it because he had pride in everything he did.
In all the stories everyone is telling now there is not a hint of anything but admiration. It is sad that he is gone but we all were lucky to have him as our hero. Au revoir.