UCC expresses our sincere condolences to the Gretzky family on the death of Walter Gretzky.
As Canada’s Hockey Dad, Walter was beloved by many in Canada and around the world. He was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage, and you can read more in his autobiography “On Family, Hockey and Healing” which we’ve linked below.
He writes about how following his stroke, he could only speak Ukrainian, his first language spoken at home.
Eternal is His Memory! Vichnaya Pamyat! Вічная Пам`ять!