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Vic Howe, Gordie Howe’s younger brother, dies at 85

In this Jan. 3, 1951 file photo, Detroit Red Wings' Gordie Howe, left, and his brother, New York Rangers' Vic Howe, pose for a photo before an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Vic Howe, Gordie Howe's younger brother and a former NHL player with the Rangers, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Moncton, New Brunswick, said Helen Cummine, the Howes' sister. He was 85. (AP Photo/File)
In this Jan. 3, 1951 file photo, Detroit Red Wings' Gordie Howe, left, and his brother, New York Rangers' Vic Howe, pose for a photo before an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Vic Howe, Gordie Howe's younger brother and a former NHL player with the Rangers, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Moncton, New Brunswick, said Helen Cummine, the Howes' sister. He was 85. (AP Photo/File). File/ AP Photo

SASKATOON – Vic Howe, Gordie Howe’s younger brother and a former NHL player with the New York Rangers, has died. He was 85.

Helen Cummine, the Howes’ sister, said Vic Howe died Saturday in Moncton, N.B., days before a family gathering in Saskatoon. She said he had dementia and suffered a heart attack.

The 86-year-old Gordie Howe had two disabling strokes late last year. His family has said his health has improved after stem-cell treatment as part of a clinical trial in Mexico.

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Vic Howe had three goals and four assists in 33 games with the Rangers in parts of three seasons from 1950 to 1955.

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