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Gretzky's grandmother dies at 84


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BRANTFORD, Ontario ? (AP) ? Wayne Gretzky is mourning the death of his grandmother, three weeks after the hockey great's mother died.


Betty Hockin, the grandmother of the Phoenix Coyotes coach, died Saturday at 84 in a hospital in Brantford after being stricken with a heart attack last month.


The funeral home, the Beckett-Glaves Family Center in Brantford, listed her death on its Web site Monday.


Hockin entered the hospital one day before daughter Phyllis Gretzky was admitted for deteriorating health from lung cancer. Hockin was released from the hospital to attend her daughter's funeral Dec. 22.


Wayne Gretzky took a 10-day leave of absence from the Coyotes to be with his mother, who died of lung cancer Dec. 19 in Brantford.


Hockin, who had 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, is survived by sister Eileen Lockley and

sisters-in-law Clara Cook and Elaine Van Bradt.


The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Brantford.




Must be a tough time in the Gretzky household...may she RIP....

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