Howe’s ashes to be interred at base of Saskatoon statue

Gordie Howe's final resting place has been determined.

An official from Saskatoon confirmed permission has been received from the province of Saskatchewan to inter the cremated remains of Howe and his wife, Colleen, at the base of a statue that honors him, according to The Canadian Press.

A request had been made by the Howe family, and the city was then required to make an application to have the statue and a small surrounding area declared a cemetery. There, the ashes will be encased in a special concrete vessel with a commemorative plaque on top to protect them.

Some of Howe's ashes will also be spread in Michigan's Bear Lake, where the family spent time during the hockey legend's days with the Detroit Red Wings.

Howe, who sits second on the NHL's all-time goals list, was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, but his family moved to and settled in Saskatoon less than two weeks after his birth.

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