Famed Canadian hockey theme song composer Dolores Claman dead at 94

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted July 17, 2021 1:41 pm

Dolores Claman, the composer down the erstwhile “Hockey Night successful Canada” taxable song, has died astatine 94.

Claman’s girl Madeleine Morris says her parent died successful Spain this week, astir 2 years aft she was diagnosed with dementia.

Claman was moving for Maclaren Advertising successful 1968 erstwhile she was hired to constitute the taxable opus that opened CBC’s “Hockey Night successful Canada” broadcasts.

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Licensing rights for the beloved way were sold to CTV successful 2008, erstwhile Claman and the euphony bureau representing her were incapable to negociate a woody with CBC’s sports division.

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Claman, who was calved successful Vancouver, is besides known for co-writing “A Place To Stand” with its fashionable “Ontari-ari-ari-o” lyric for the 1967 Expo.

Morris says her parent loved travelling and admired the gardens successful the U.K.’s Regent’s Park, truthful she volition scatter her ashes astatine the parkland and successful the Mediterranean.

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