Adieu Jean Béliveau


Legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey great Jean Béliveau passed away late last week. Since then tributes have poured in from far and wide. Few public figures, even those much loved, are totally free of a bit of negativity murmured at their passing. Yet Béliveau seems to have accomplished precisely that.

I was downtown yesterday and made a point of taking an hour or so to join the thousands of mourners who paid their respects to the Béliveau family at Montreal’s BELL Centre. Below are some photos I took.

Upon entering the inner bowl of the BELL Centre

Upon entering the inner bowl of the BELL Centre

Floor-level

Floor-level

M. Béliveau's seat and jersey eerily illuminated.

M. Béliveau’s seat and jersey eerily illuminated.

Floor-level

Floor-level

Flags lowered outside a local high-school.

Flags lowered outside a local high-school.

DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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