-The first of many funerals involving those who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision last Friday–happened yesterday—-as play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber was laid to rest in Humboldt. Friends say he was a great guy to be around.
Today–16-year old Adam Herold is being buried near Regina. He was supposed to turn 17 yesterday. He was the youngest member of the team.
19-year old Jacob Leicht’s celebration of life is happening in Humboldt. Everyone’s being asked to wear their jerseys–and to bring horns and noisemakers…
And the service for the bus driver-59-year old Glen Doerksen—is happening in Carrot River.
Yesterday–people from around the world took part in “jersey day”—wearing whatever jersey they had or could borrow—to pay tribute in a way to the team. Even members of the Canadian military—got special permission to do so—-while members of a Hutterite colony here in Alberta—while the kids didnt have jerseys—they showed their support–by wearing small signs they had made of the Broncos’ logo.
-More than 10-million dollars has now been raised for the survivors and victims’ families–and that “gofundme” campaign–is still growing.