Vavenby resident Chuck Pollard wears a Vancouver Canucks jersey and has a hockey stick hood ornament on his truck on Thursday, April 12. He noted that they are burying the first of the boys in Humboldt today. “I know what those parents are going through. I lost a son of my own, 23 years ago. God bless them all,” he said.

Vavenby resident Chuck Pollard wears a Vancouver Canucks jersey and has a hockey stick hood ornament on his truck on Thursday, April 12. He noted that they are burying the first of the boys in Humboldt today. “I know what those parents are going through. I lost a son of my own, 23 years ago. God bless them all,” he said.

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Vavenby resident Chuck Pollard wears a Vancouver Canucks jersey and has a hockey stick hood ornament on his truck on Thursday, April 12.

He noted that they are burying the first of those killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash today.

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“I know what those parents are going through. I lost a son of my own, 23 years ago. God bless them all,” he said.

Canadians across the country put on hockey jerseys on Thursday to honor the 16 people killed when a bus carrying a hockey team collided with a semi-trailer on Friday, April 6 near Armley, Saskatchewan.



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Debora Trepanier did not have a jersey to wear but her cats did.

Debora Trepanier did not have a jersey to wear but her cats did.

Doctors and staff at Clearwater Medical Centre wear hockey jerseys on Thursday, April 12 in memory of the Humboldt Broncos killed in a recent bus crash. Pictured are (back, l-r) Dr. Alaa Baleed, Dr. Stephanie von Dehn, Dr. Gangadevi Lokuwattage, Dr. Kayode Bamigboje, Bev, (front, l-r) Dr. Bob Henderson, Jaime, Margo, and Daniela.

Doctors and staff at Clearwater Medical Centre wear hockey jerseys on Thursday, April 12 in memory of the Humboldt Broncos killed in a recent bus crash. Pictured are (back, l-r) Dr. Alaa Baleed, Dr. Stephanie von Dehn, Dr. Gangadevi Lokuwattage, Dr. Kayode Bamigboje, Bev, (front, l-r) Dr. Bob Henderson, Jaime, Margo, and Daniela.

Clearwater Pharmasave staff show off their hockey jerseys.

Clearwater Pharmasave staff show off their hockey jerseys.

Clearwater Secondary School students (l-r) Annika Wadlegger, Juniper Wadlegger and Emma Collins wear their hockey jerseys.

Clearwater Secondary School students (l-r) Annika Wadlegger, Juniper Wadlegger and Emma Collins wear their hockey jerseys.

Lars Dowker takes a break from researching Clearwater Minor Hockey in the Times’ files to show off his Hartford Whalers jersey. He is going into Peewees next season.

Lars Dowker takes a break from researching Clearwater Minor Hockey in the Times’ files to show off his Hartford Whalers jersey. He is going into Peewees next season.

Finnley Earle, age 10, wears a Montreal Canadiens jersey. A recent arrival from Australia, he hopes to play hockey next year.

Finnley Earle, age 10, wears a Montreal Canadiens jersey. A recent arrival from Australia, he hopes to play hockey next year.

A Canadian flag, a Team Canada hockey jersey, and two hockey sticks form an impromptu memorial on the Birch Isand bridge on Thursday.

A Canadian flag, a Team Canada hockey jersey, and two hockey sticks form an impromptu memorial on the Birch Isand bridge on Thursday.

Agneta Orum wears a Markus Naslund #19 Canucks jersey.

Agneta Orum wears a Markus Naslund #19 Canucks jersey.

Young Kiptyn Fraser, son of Dayton and Lisa Fraser, wears a Canucks jersey and a big smile.

Young Kiptyn Fraser, son of Dayton and Lisa Fraser, wears a Canucks jersey and a big smile.

Students at Vavenby Elementary School participate in Jersey Day to remember the Humboldt Broncos killed in a recent bus crash. Pictured are (back, l-r) Kelsey Rexin, Charlie MacDonald Jones, Isabell Stein, Moira Chrystall, teacher Adam Forsyth, Cate-Lin Tourond, (front, l-r) Ethan Meidl, Nathaniel Weber, and Olivia Deglow.

Students at Vavenby Elementary School participate in Jersey Day to remember the Humboldt Broncos killed in a recent bus crash. Pictured are (back, l-r) Kelsey Rexin, Charlie MacDonald Jones, Isabell Stein, Moira Chrystall, teacher Adam Forsyth, Cate-Lin Tourond, (front, l-r) Ethan Meidl, Nathaniel Weber, and Olivia Deglow.