My favourite memory of Tie was seeing him work out at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Health Club when I was the manager there. The Leafs would stay at my hotel when they were in town to play the Canucks. Tie and Gary Roberts would do their workouts and just hang around and be normal guys chatting with team-mates and the Club Members. I remember those guys holding the doors for other folks as they were on their way out. Class acts. Even though I was a huge Tie fan I never approached him to sign my Leafs jersey because it’s against policy for hotel staff to chase after celebrities. I’d sure love to get a signed jersey now though!!
SW – Vancouver, BC