Stompin' Tom Connors passed away today. He had some final words for us all to consider, as has been posted on his official website:
Stompin' Tom's most important words here: "I must now pass the torch". Each of us has a duty and responsibility to this country and everyone in it. It matters not how you build it into something better.
Some of us, like Tom, are musicians, and can share Canada with our art.
Some of us are parents, leading the next Canadians to success.
Some of us are in the trenches, building a better Canada either in fields and houses, or in the houses of politics.
Some of us have always been here, and know best where we've come from to better know where we must go.
Some of us are new here, but love this country all the same.
Whoever you are, wherever you live in this country, and whatever you do, Stompin' Tom Connors has called you to service. How will you serve?