MONTREAL — Former Montreal Canadiens legend Dickie Moore was remembered by family members, friends and former teammates on Monday as a humble and loyal family man who was always generous with his time.
Several former NHL players, including Habs greats Guy Lafleur, Serge Savard and Yvan Cournoyer, were in attendance at a Montreal church to celebrate the life of a man who helped the Canadiens win six Stanley Cups — including five in a row in the late 1950s.
Montreal Canadiens great Dickie Moore died at the age of 84.
Moore died on Dec. 19 at the age of 84. His son, John, said his father always had time for others.
"He respected his fans," he said, looking at his father's coffin draped in a red, white and blue flag emblazoned with a Canadiens logo in the middle. "He made sure to respond (to letters) with a signature that they could read."
After his hockey days, Moore settled into the business world. His construction equipment rental company became a big success.
Rejean Houle, a former player and general manager with the Canadiens, said Moore "was always there to help with the older Canadiens alumni. Before we had an emergency fund, he was always there to help."
"He respected his fans. He made sure to respond (to letters) with a signature that they could read."
Moore played his first 12 seasons with Montreal and was an offensive force on the left wing of a line that included star forwards Maurice and Henri Richard.
Moore grew up in Montreal and came from a family of 12 children. He was the youngest of nine boys.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974 and shared the retirement of the Canadiens' No. 12 jersey with Cournoyer.
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