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Fans share their Jean Béliveau stories

From listing his home number in the phone book to responding personally to all correspondences, Jean Béliveau was a class act with fans.

Online reactions to the loss of a great Quebecer

Hall of Famer Jean Béliveau was named the 20th captain of the Canadiens in 1961. ((Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press))

Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau has died at the age of 83, the NHL team announced Tuesday night.

From watching games in the stands at the Forum, to responding personally to all correspondences from fans, Jean Béliveau was a legend to many, known for his humble, sincere demeanour. 

What is your favourite Jean Béliveau story?

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