Public pays respects to Montreal Canadiens great Dickie Moore

A public visitation was held Sunday afternoon to honour Montreal Canadiens legend Dickie Moore, who died last weekend at the age of 84.

Funeral for Habs legend set for Monday

People wait in line to pay their respects during the public visitation of Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Dickie Moore on Sunday. (The Canadian Press)

A public visitation was held Sunday afternoon to honour Montreal Canadiens legend Dickie Moore, who died last weekend at the age of 84.

The Hall of Famer spent most of his 14-year NHL career with the Canadiens, wearing number 12. He helped the Canadiens win six Stanley Cups.

Moore played left wing for the Habs from 1951 to 1963, winning six Stanley Cups and the Art Ross Trophy for the most regular season points in 1958 and 1959. 

The public was invited to pay their respects at a Town of Mount Royal funeral home.

The family was expecting about 500 visitors and fans throughout the day.

Former teammate Phil Goyette was among those who came to pay their respects, as were former Habs Yvan Cournoyer, Serge Savard and Chris Nilan.

Habs great Dickie Moore helped the team win six Stanley Cups. (Canadian Press)

Élise Béliveau, the wife of the late Jean Béliveau, was also in attendance.

"They were almost like brothers," she said of her husband's relationship with Moore.

"Dickie was always there if Jean was sick or something. The first phone call Jean would get was from Dickie right away. And he would come and see Jean and he would stay for two hours, even if Jean was asleep, he'd stay there."

Moore was one of four Habs legends to deliver eulogies at Jean Béliveau's funeral last year.

Moore's funeral will takes place tomorrow at Mountainside United Church in Westmount.

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