4 Broncos to be mourned today at Edmonton memorial

4 Broncos to be mourned today at Edmonton memorial
From CBC - April 17, 2018

A memorial is to be held Tuesdayfor four players with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who called the Edmonton area home.

Jaxon Joseph of Edmonton, Parker Tobin of Stony Plain, and Logan Hunter and Stephen Wackboth of St. Albertwere among 16 people who died after a semi-trailerand the Saskatchewan team's bus collided on April 6.

The Broncos were travelling to a playoff game when the crash occurred at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.

Ten funerals have already been held for crash victims in communities across Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Joseph's father, Chris Joseph, was a defenceman with several NHL teams, including the Oilers.

"Jaxon spent his life doing what he loved, playing hockey," says the 20-year-old's obituary. "Hockey has always been a huge part of his life."

"Jaxon's big heart, his charming smile and his warm, loving personality touched many and left lasting impressions."

Tobin, 18, was in his first season with the Broncos as a goalie after being traded from the Spruce Grove Saints in Alberta.

It was initially believed he was alive and recovering in hospital, but the coroner's office later said it had made a mistake and Tobin had died in the crash.

His obituary says Tobin was kind and gentle, had a passion for learning and possessed endless optimism.


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