April 6, 2017 6:34 pm
Updated: April 7, 2017 10:36 am

91-year-old Habs fan wants a photo with the team to complete her bucket list

At 91-years-old, Irene Durdon could be the Habs’ biggest and longest standing fan. As Gloria Henriquez reports she's hoping the team can help her score the last item in her bucket list.


Irene Durdon could be the Montreal Canadiens‘ biggest and longest standing fan, and she’s hoping the team can help her score the last item in her bucket list: get her picture taken with them.

“I’m so much for them that that’s one thing that I really want before… before it happens for me, you know… I want that picture,” Irene said.

Irene lives in what her grand-daughter Lana Lloyd calls her “Nan Cave.”

“Cause she’s my grandmother, she’s my Nan. So that’s how I call it, the Nan Cave,” Lloyd joked.

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“I have my shirt here with all my signatures,” Irene said, showing off the jerseys hanging in her living room.

“I just like my Canadiens, I just love them.”

Her mantle is a shrine to her favourite players, complete with Brendan Gallagher and Carey Price dolls.

“I used to have Subban… But I put him in a good place. I sent him to Calgary to be with my grand-daughter’s husband,” Irene said.

Irene never misses a game. On game nights, she suits up in her Habs pyjamas, grabs her Habs mug and her trusty Gallagher bracelet.

“To me it’s like a lucky charm cause he’s a lucky guy,” she said giggling.

It’s a love she shares with her family, three generations of hockey loving girls.

Lana Lloyd, Irene and Nancy Durdon. Thursday April 6, 2017.

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Now, there are two things Irene really wants in this world…

To see the Habs win the Stanley Cup again:

“I really don’t know what I’m gonna do, I’ll just go crazy, I guess.. Crazy!”

And to scratch off the only item in her bucket list.

“I know how much it means to her it would be the world. Absolutely the world,” her daughter Nancy Durdon said.

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But as simple as taking a picture may be, her grand-daughter is afraid it takes more than just a click to take the one Irene wants.

“I explained to her that now with the Habs, they’re not like that anymore. They’re more untouchable kind of celebrities, so it’s probably not gonna happen,” Lloyd said.

But that doesn’t stop Irene from having hope she’ll soon be scratching that item off her list.

“I’m a great fan of these guys and I would like to have a picture taken with them, before I go,” Irene said with tears in her eyes.

Montreal Canadiens: the puck is in your end.

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