Talk:"Mrs. Hockey" Colleen Howe is laid to rest

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VS? maybe something more like v.s. or V.S.? i don't know? -- 00:08, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Removed VS and substituted the word and. SriMesh | talk 03:10, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Removing content verified in a bizzillion newspapers[edit]

Removing my old words.... "In 2000 she was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame." This is not on the the US Hockey Hall of Fame list of enshrinees web site, but it is in newspapers galore... Vancouver Sun article Star article CBC article tsn article ctv article and so on, the google list goes on forever. SriMesh | talk 03:08, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Is there a way to state that.... the newspaper XYZ says that In 2000 she was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, however she is not on the US Hockey Hall of Fame list of enshrinees. SriMesh | talk 03:08, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Title change again[edit]

Could the title be Colleen Howe, sports agent for former hockey player Gordie Howe, dies at age 76

This focuses more on her notability / gift / claim to fame, rather than the archaic, women's claim to fame is being the wife of somebody. or is it more personal for an obituary the way it is.SriMesh | talk 05:19, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

I think its more important to say wife. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 21:03, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Letter written about Induction and Reply copy and paste[edit]

Re: Re Howe and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Monday, March 9, 2009 10:38 AM From: "Hall Info" <> To: Mark Howe was Inducted in 2003. His Family, Gordie, Colleen, Mark and Marty, received the Wayne Gretzky Award in 2000.

Mrs. Howe is NOT Inducted in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, only her son, Mark.

Original Message ----- From: "julia adamson" <>

To: <> Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 12:05 PM Subject: Re Howe and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

> > Hello there > I am a free lance reporter following up on the recent passing of Mrs. Hockey, Colleen Howe. A great number of newspapers are stating that she is the first woman inducted into the U.S Hockey Hall of Fame and that her husband Gordie Howe and two sons, Mark and Marty Howe were also inducted. > > When I peruse the indcutee list > > or the web site of > U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum > > I can only find MARK HOWE inducted in 2003. > > Are you able to clarify for me? > > Thank you very much. > > Kind Regards > Julia >SriMesh | talk 20:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

International Woman's Day[edit]

March 8, 2009 was international women's day. SriMesh | talk 20:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Re links[edit]

Should the link be given to the The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, , 1616 Walnut St., Suite 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19103 .... the link for The Howe Foundation is already a reference. This is where folks should send any contributions in lieu of flowers, and other online entities include the link but I don't know the protocoal for I feel I am still learning the ropes SriMesh | talk 21:26, 9 March 2009 (UTC)


The article says 'ot to', but I'm not sure what the correct sentence should be. Van der Hoorn (talk) 14:41, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks "ot to" should be "or to" and has been changed Thank you SriMesh | talk 19:13, 10 March 2009 (UTC)


This seems stale to me, no source newer than March 7. --SVTCobra 00:37, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Collen Howe, funeral March 11, 2009, article killed on wikinews March 11, 2009[edit]

The funeral for Colleen Howe is March 11, 2009, today. The article was written timely about the passing, but the wikinews process did not work as a collaboration of editors coming together for her. It is a great tragedy that wikinews could not honour Colleen Howe, as she seemed to indeed be an awesome lady. You may as well delete her. SriMesh | talk 01:00, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Your work so far at making this news again by including info on the memorials is looking good. Just saying she was dead five days ago was not news. Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:20, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
An abandoned tag does not mean that an article is 'killed' it just means that it needs to be fixed within a certain amount of time. Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:23, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
OK, it just seems that dates lapsing is the best way of not having an article on wikinews rather than addressing issues, and I guess I liked Colleen, even though I never met her. And it is sad, and I am new on wikinews, and I don't know the rules of how to make an article good. SriMesh | talk 01:49, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
For better or worse, that is what distinguishes Wikinews from Wikipedia. "Facts don't cease to be facts, but news ceases to be news." Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:53, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Review revision 783222[edit]

  • It should've been retitled before publication. Don't sugar-coat things with terms like "passed away" or "laid to rest". --Brian McNeil / talk 00:55, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
It was so titled because it was published upon her being put into the ground, rather than at the time of her death. It was going stale but I allowed it after details of the funeral were added. I guess "funeral held for..." could have been used instead of "laid to rest" but isn't that really semantics? Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:03, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
  • It's a euphemism. They're not universally well-understood. --Brian McNeil / talk 01:07, 21 January 2010 (UTC)