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He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1996, one of the country’s highest honors. He also had his own postage stamp.

Connors is survived by his wife Lena, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren.

A celebration of Stompin Tom’s life is being planned for next Wednesday at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

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Associated Press writer Rob Gillies in Toronto contributed to this report.