Dog curls up next to Gordon Lightfoot’s casket during memorial service: “Gordon loved dogs


Last week, the world bid farewell to Gordon Lightfoot, a beloved singer-songwriter who touched the hearts of many. At the age of 84, this Canadian national hero and iconic folk musician left behind a legacy that will forever be cherished by his countless followers.

The musician’s memorial service took place on May 7th. It was a heartwarming scene as one of his old friends gathered by his side.

Lightfoot, known for his classic songs like “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind,” was honored at St. Paul’s United Church in his Canadian hometown of Orillia, Ontario.

The singer, who proudly embraced his Canadian roots while gaining worldwide recognition, reportedly requested to have his funeral service at the Orilla church, where he once sang in the choir during his youth.

Blair Bailey, the St. Paul’s choir director, shared with CTV News that it was his desire to have it in this very church where he spent his childhood.

Lightfoot’s funeral yesterday was attended by approximately 50 close friends and family members. It was described as a modest and private event. On Sunday, however, local fans were given the opportunity to pay their condolences at a public viewing.

It was a truly heartwarming sight when Taurus, the beloved dog, cuddled up next to the late musician. The people present couldn’t help but be moved by this touching moment.

Victoria Lord, a longtime spokesperson for Lightfoot, mentioned that Taurus is part of the tour staff and that the two became close during their travels.

Victoria Lord shared with Newsner that she used to accompany him on the road and wait for Gordon by the side of the stage. Gordon had a great fondness for dogs.

It’s quite common for dogs to rest close to the graves or caskets of their departed family members, creating a poignant and heartfelt tribute. Dogs remain loyal till the very end.

A person’s treatment of animals can reveal a great deal about their character. While Taurus may not have been Lightfoot’s official pet, it is clear that they shared a strong bond, and the dog will undoubtedly miss him greatly.

Gordon Lightfoot, aged 84, peacefully passed away on May 1 due to natural causes. The news of his passing was shared on his official Facebook page.

During the 1970s, Lightfoot reached the pinnacle of his global fame with hit singles such as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” His albums also enjoyed immense success, with several of them attaining platinum status.

Lightfoot, one of the most beloved folk artists of his time, was highly respected by his peers and celebrated as a national icon in Canada.

Geddy Lee, the lead singer of Rush, referred to him as our poet laureate and iconic singer-songwriter in the 2019 documentary about Gordon Lightfoot, as reported by CBC.

Bob Dylan once mentioned that he enjoys every Gordon Lightfoot song he hears, wishing they would never end. Lightfoot has been a mentor to him for a long time, and Dylan believes he still is to this day.

Trudeau took to Twitter to express how Gordon Lightfoot’s music truly embodied the spirit of Canada and played a significant role in shaping the country’s musical landscape. He referred to Lightfoot as one of the most exceptional singer-songwriters in Canada.

Please spread the word about this endearing tale in Gordon Lightfoot’s honor!

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