#1Dec 20th, 2005
Phyllis Gretzky dead at age 64
Wayne Gretzky's mother, Phyllis, lost her battle with lung cancer on Monday. She was 64.
"Throughout my career, she was in the background but she was the glue," Wayne Gretzky said at the time of her diagnosis in the autumn of 2004. "She's always been the toughest in the family."
Gretzky announced Saturday he was taking indefinite leave of his coaching duties with the Phoenix Coyotes to be with his ailing mother in Brantford, Ontario. [/teaser]