Terrance "Terry" Siebert passed away on Monday after 58 years of life, and he was a Toronto Maple Leafs fan until the very end.
According to his obituary, Siebert died peacefully at his home in Hamilton, Ontario, and was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was also an anguished Toronto Maple Leafs fan who did not live long enough to see his NHL team win another Stanley Cup after 1967 — the league’s longest championship drought.
So Siebert had decided that he wanted the Leafs to be with him in his death as they were in his life. Here’s his request from his death notice, per the Hamilton Spectator:
If this story sounds familiar, it’s because a similar thing happened in Cleveland last year. Though while the Leafs could not make it to Siebert’s funeral, his loved ones came through for their late friend, outfitting themselves in Toronto jerseys and helping this hockey-loving fan’s last wish come true.