Frank Lennon, Rest in Peace

In MemoriumFrank Lennon was 79. He was the photographer best remembered for taking this picture of Paul Henderson celebrating his winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series.


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Dave Bleakney

I was a kid in 1972. My working class Dad and I went to Moscow. I was the only kid there (12 at the time) though I was told there were a couple of others but I never saw them). At times it got pretty lonely and being out of Canada was different than anything I had ever experienced. I grew up in a small village in New Brunswick. And there in Moscow was this guy named Frank who always met me with a smile, a laugh and offered encouragement. He said he was a photographer. Anyway, he always brightened my day and made me feel good about being there. I would run into him frequently. He would go out of his way to see how I was doing. As years went by I asked myself from time to time "who was that guy"? "What became of him?" I didn't know until now he was the guy who snapped the famous photo. But more importantly for me, he was the guy who made a young kid feel welcome amongst a loud, partying group of adults in a strange land. I will always remember that and the fact that he helped make my my time there better. Here's to you Frank Lennon, Dave Bleakney

September 8, 2006 @ 3:41 PM

meg

frank lennon was my grandpa and I just wanted to let u know that he was the nicest and most loveing person i have ever come into contact with. ***RIP GRAMPS LOVE U AND MISS U ALWAYS.

October 25, 2006 @ 1:33 PM

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