Wings great Lindsay thanks fans following wife’s death

Gregg Krupa
The Detroit News

Detroit — Ted Lindsay, the 91-year-old Red Wings forward of their four Stanley Cup winning teams in the 1950s, and his late wife, Joanne, did a lot together.

The Lindsays raised more than $3 million for autism and education programs. They and traveled together by train to Toronto for the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame inductions of Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov.

Joanne Lindsay, here with Ted Lindsay, served on the board for the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research.

Joanne Lindsay died Feb. 23. On Thursday, Ted Lindsay sent a note of thanks for the outpouring of sympathy.

“I want to thank you, for all the love, support and beautiful messages you have shown our family,” Lindsay said on the Facebook account for the Ted Lindsay Foundation. “We have been shown love in so many ways.

“I am very grateful to have shared some amazing years with an incredible woman. She will be missed but never forgotten. Our family greatly appreciates all your kind words and support.”