Public service Tuesday for Gordie Howe in Detroit

Published: Jun. 12, 2016 at 11:13 AM EDT
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You have a chance to pay tribute to Gordie Howe. The man known as Mr. Hockey died Friday at the age of 88.

The Detroit Red Wings and the Howe family are holding a public visitation Tuesday, June 14 at Joe Louis Area in Detroit.

The visitation runs from 9:00am- 9:00pm at the arena. Fans are invited to come and pay their respects to the hockey legend.

Fans will be able to park in the Riverfront Executive Lot (located directly west of Joe Louis Arena) or in the Joe Louis Arena Garage (900 W. Jefferson Ave.) and enter the building at street level through the arena’s west entrance.

The Howe Family will be present to greet the public, and Gordie Howe will lie in state inside the arena bowl.

After paying respects at ice level, the public will have the option to head to the concourse level of the arena to view the Gordie Howe statue. A member of the Red Wings video team will also be stationed on the concourse level for fans who wish to share a memory of Gordie Howe.

Those who wish to pay their respects but cannot attend the visitation can join the thousands who have already shared their Mr. Hockey stories on the Red Wings’ “Gordie Howe Tributes” fan page on Facebook at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to one of the following charitable organizations:

The Gordie Howe Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative ( or mail a check to ProMedica Foundations, 5217 Monroe St., Suite A-1, Toledo, OH 43623)

The Howe Foundation (3128 Walton Blvd., #255, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)

The Gordie Howe Fund for Alzheimer’s Research (Saskatoon Community Foundation, 101-308 Fourth Ave. North, Saskatoon, SK Canada, S7K 2L7)

Gordie Howe’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Ave., in Detroit.