R.I.P. Dickie Moore

He was labelled a can’t miss prospect when he was just 14, and those who decided this were right on the money. Dickie Moore would become one of the greatest left wingers of his era, and yes, of all time,

Dickie Moore passed away this morning, December 19, 2016, at the age of 84, and the team in heaven just keeps getting stronger and stronger.

It’s very difficult to see my idols from my youth leave us. It’s like a big, beautiful book is slowly closing.

Below, some photos of Dickie in my Montreal Canadiens scrapbook made when I was a kid. I apologize for the less than great quality. My camera, like myself, is having a bad day.

Dickie 1

Dickie 2

Dickie 3

Dickie 4

Dickie 5

Dickie 6

Dickie 7

Dickie 8

Dickie 9

13 thoughts on “R.I.P. Dickie Moore”

  1. Another legend joins The Rocket and Big Jean in the sky.

    Our hearts go out to the Moore family and his many friends.

    R.I.P. Dickie.

  2. I met him in the 80s at the great Forum , a true gentleman . R.I.P. Mr . Moore and thank you for being all you did for our hallowed Hab .

  3. Dennis , and others on here. As you said it’s difficult losing our heroes from our younger days—– be that Hab players/members, other sports heroes, or family members. As I get older, it seems to hurt more. The Bellamy Brothers had a tune—- He’s an ‘ole hippie and he don’t know what to do—- should he hang on to the old or should he grab on to the new?. It’s a ongoing dilema in my life. The “old” was so simple, fun; the problems had solutions and our boys won 5 in a row—- few years later—4 in a row. I won’t bore you with my personal life; but my “sports” life life was GREAT. Habs,Yankees, Bart Starr,Green Bay Packers, BIG BIG Angie and my dear Ti Cats— I had winners!!! Tonight game just went 4-1 for them!! Heard a comment about Lindy Ruff to this extent ” Lindy doesn’t have the players to concentrate on defence; he lets them play offence— he encourages them to keep the puck and attack!” [along those lines any way] I know, I know—how many Cups has Lindy won and how many has Scotty won. But oh to see our boys have their shackles removed for a few games so they could be creative and feed off each others moves and speed. Oh yeah— don’t forget to set things straight like Fergy did and Nilan, and Big Bird. Better go to bed, it’s de je ve all over again. Maybe I’m expecting too much from our boys. Wishing you all pleasant memories as we say good bye to Dickie. Guess at times I ask myself– What positives am I leaving for those who come after me Very humbling thought. Good nite all Thanks again Dennis, for having this site and your endless tid bits of our team.I’m sure after 4000 some more posts, you’ll STILL have not shared them all!

  4. Thanks Peter. We’re losing our heroes quickly now and it’s very sad. I like to hang on to much of the old because, like you say, it was so much fun. I cherish those beautiful days. And not just hockey. Almost everything. My little street, my town, my folks, my music. The pool hall. The dance hall, Club Pavalon.
    Very sad was the game in Dallas, where so many were invisible. There’s now an all-alerts bulletin out for MIA Max, Pleks, DD, Galchenyuk, and so many more. This is a full-scale slump and it could easily get worse. Now their confidence is shot, the bringing in of minor leaguers continues, and it’s a real mess. Hell, maybe they’ll be so far down in the standings they’ll be looking up at the Leafs before we know it. I think they need a stick boy to help turn things around.

  5. Thank you Denis, for the great memories. My first meeting with Dickie, was back in the early 70’s, fresh out of college and working for a major Montreal Construction company. My father knew Dickie from his playing days in the late 40’s, and had decided to persue a carrer in construction, thus from the early 60′ to his death in 1988, there wasn’s a piece of equipment on his sites that didn’t come from Moore Equipment. Wether it was in Montreal, the Maratimes, and the Carribean. As well, Dickie and Joan were present at my wedding in 1980, and my true freindship with him lasted through the years years. I will always be endebted to him for our many long talks, hockey stories, and his knowledge and compassion. He helped me through a very dark period of my life in 1999, and if not for this great man, I would not be where I am today personally and professionally.
    “Thank you Dickie, I will miss you, and never forget”
    PBS

  6. Thank you for your own memories, Peter. It must have been terrific to know him and Joan, and to have them at your wedding. Just really great what you’ve written here and again, thank you. When I was a kid my dad managed to get a book signed by the entire ’58-59 team, and I practiced for hours to write the way Dickie wrote “D” so I could have it down pat for when I signed my name at school. And to this day, my D is quite similar to his. In the 1980s I was a truck driver working out of Ottawa, and a few times I delivered up in and around Arundel, in the Laurentians. It was just the other day, while reading Red Fisher’s piece, that I learned that Dickie Jr. was killed in a car accident on the highway near Arundel. One of my photos in my post is of Dickie Jr. as an infant.
    I always knew that Dickie Moore was a great man, on and off the ice, and your writings here confirm it. Again, thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *