The Humbolt Broncos crash is one of the worst tragedies in recent memory to hit the hockey world and families and friends are just starting the painful healing and grieving process ahead of them. Since the tragic death of the Athletic Therapist for the Humboldt Broncos Dayna Brons last night, the death toll from this terrible crash to 16 and another family is now being forced to deal with the loss of a loved one far too early in their young lives.
Thankfully the hockey world has rallied around the victims of this tragedy and the incredible generosity of hockey fans has raised an unbelievable amount of money for those impacted by this terrible tragedy. There is also the occasion for the Edmonton public to show their support the families of four Edmonton-area Humboldt Broncos players, as they have announced that their are hosting a public celebration of life in honour of Jaxon Joseph, Logan Hunter, Parker Tobin and Stephen Wack at Rogers place.
Here is the announcement, available on the National Hockey League's web page to invite you to attend the celebration of life on Tuesday:
"The families of four Edmonton-area Humboldt Broncos players will host a public Celebration of the lives of Jaxon Joseph, Logan Hunter, Parker Tobin and Stephen Wack at 1:00 PM MT on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Rogers Place. Family and friends of the four young men who tragically lost their lives in a bus crash last Friday will take the opportunity to share memories and celebrate the lives of these beloved sons, grandsons, brothers, friends and teammates.
The public is invited to attend the celebration of life. Public seating in Rogers Place will be general admission, but will be ticketed. Floor seating will be reserved for family and invited guests. Tickets will be made available free-of-charge beginning Thursday, April 12 at 10:00 AM MT via ticketmaster.ca. There is a limit of four seats per transaction. The public is asked to only secure the number of seats they are sure to use. Doors will be open at 12:00 PM and guests are encouraged to come early. There will be no food or beverage service available.
The families have asked that in lieu of flowers and sticks, that your donations be directed to Stars Air Ambulance, www.stars.ca.
The families wish to thank everyone for their outpouring of support. We ask that you please respect the families' privacy at this difficult time. Should you have any further questions, please refer to the contact below."