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Tribute to Harry Hibbs Dec 21 2019
Who Passed Away on December 21, 1989
By John Gavin, Saturday, December 21, 2019

 

On December 21, 1989 (30 Years Ago) Newfoundland's favourite son, HARRY HIBBS passed away at age 47 of cancer.

Since Harry appeared at the Crang Plaza in Toronto in his early years, sitting on a stool singing , I'se The B'y, the rest is history, he became an instant beloved entertainer.

In the late 60's and into the early 1970's he was the best selling musician in Canada.

He was a quiet man whose trademark was a salt and pepper cap, a wink and a shy smile. He was born in Bell Island, Newfoundland.

Over the years he recorded 26 albums, several of which went gold.

He had a Television show called at The Caribou for some years and even had his own nightclub for a few years.

In 2001, Harry was posthumously recognized for his remarkable career and impact on music by being awarded the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award at the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown, PEI.

His funeral was held at St. Leo's Church, Etobicoke, Ontario on December 26 and laid to rest in crypt at the mausoleum of Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge, Ontario.

NOTE: Harry's brother Marty Hibbs recently in Dec 2019, has placed 3 videos taken in August 1989 and in December 1989 for all his fans to see on his FACEBOOK. Included is Harry singing for the last time, his funeral and burial.

Please check Marty's facebook page.

Posted below are some photos of Harry, taken thru his life.

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