Who Was Walter Gretzky?
Gretzky was born on the eighth of October, 1938, on his parent’s cucumber farm in Canning, Ontario. It was in this quaint little town that Walter met his future wife, aged just 18. Phyllis Hockin was only 15 years old at the time Walter met her at the town’s hot dog roast. By 1960 they were married, and almost one year later, they would have their first son – the talented Wayne Gretzky. Wayne also had other siblings; Kim, Keith, Glen, and Brent.
Walter Gretzky’s Near-Death Experience:
Regrettably, this tale isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. He suffered two significant injuries, which changed the course of his life forever. He couldn’t play hockey after his injuries.