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Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe celebrating 85th birthday

Updated: March 28, 2013, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- More than 30 family and friends will help Gordie Howe celebrate his 85th birthday Sunday at a private dinner in Detroit.

They know to cherish times like these. Howe's family revealed just over a year ago that the hockey great has a mild form of dementia.

"His memory loss is getting to the point where it's almost becoming difficult to do a lot of interaction with Dad," son Mark said in a recent interview. "I'm sure this (birthday) will go well, but a ...

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