She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.
Walton won the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967. He was the club’s leading scorer in 1967-68 with 59 points (30 goals, 29 assists, his first full season with the Leafs. Later, he fit well with the Boston Bruins’ prolific scorers led by Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr. He won a second Stanley Cup with the defending cup champion Bruins in 1972
“It’s a real interesting phenomenon,” he says. “When I came on the board (of directors of the Canadian Snowbird Association) in 2006, we really had to sell memberships, get out there and push to sell memberships. Now, people are lining up to buy them.”
After her father's death, McLachlan turned her attention to her two daughters. They too were suffering from the loss. "They were very close, my little one in particular," she says. "We still talk about him almost every night when we're lying in bed cuddling. She'll say 'I miss grandpa.'" - click headline