Geoffrion, Bernie “Boom Boom”

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Date of Birth 1931-02-14 Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec

Date of Death 2006-03-11 Place of death: Atlanta, Georgia

Cause of death: stomach cancer

Also known as Bernard Joseph Andre Geoffrion
Boom Boom

“Boom Boom” Geoffrion was born in Montreal, Quebec, and began playing in the NHL in 1951. He was a player for 16 seasons and also a coach.

Geoffrion insisted that his whole family attend the ceremony even if he had to stay at the hospital. The morning of the ceremony, Geoffrion passed away.  

His jersey was raised with that of his father-in-law,  Howie Morenz. I can only imagine how Geoffrion’s widow felt as she watched the sweaters of her late husband and her late father rise to the rafters of the Bell Centre.

Interment Info

Bernie Geoffrion’s final resting place is unknown.  If you have any information, please contact us.

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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