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Heart’s Content holds vigil for Humboldt Broncos

The Heart’s Content Volunteer Fire Department came in full force for the Humboldt Broncos vigil.
The Heart’s Content Volunteer Fire Department came in full force for the Humboldt Broncos vigil. - Submitted
There was a large turnout for Sunday’s vigil in Heart’s Content to remember Parker Tobin and other players and personnel from the Humboldt Broncos who died in a bus collision in Saskatchewan April 6.
There was a large turnout for Sunday’s vigil in Heart’s Content to remember Parker Tobin and other players and personnel from the Humboldt Broncos who died in a bus collision in Saskatchewan April 6.

HEART’S CONTENT, NL —Residents from Heart’s Content and the surrounding area gathered Sunday, April 15, to honour the victims of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.

Over $850 was raised to support the family of Parker Tobin, one of 16 people who were killed following a crash involving the Saskatchewan hockey team’s bus and a tractor trailer. The vigil took place in front of the town office, with a special church service also held that night. The church was completely filled for the event, with extra seats set up in the back.

Relatives of Tobin where also in attendance. The 18-year-old’s mother, Rhonda Clarke-Tobin, grew up in Heart’s Content. Family members in attendance lit a candle in front of the altar especially for Parker. It was placed alongside 15 other candles.

The Town of Heart’s Content thanked those who attended Sunday’s event in a post to its Facebook page.

“Your outpouring of love and support was incredible and heartwarming,” the town said.

Candles were lit to remember the 16 victims of the fatal crash in Saskatchewan.
Candles were lit to remember the 16 victims of the fatal crash in Saskatchewan.

A book of condolence remains at the town hall for people to sign, and those wishing to make a donation can still drop them off there as well.

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