Hundreds gathered in a small northeast Saskatchewan community on Friday afternoon to pay their respects to the Humboldt Broncos bus driver who died with 15 others after a crash on April 6.
Glen Doerksen, who was 59 and from Carrot River, was driving the team’s bus to a junior hockey playoff game in Nipawin when there was a collision with a truck.
It was standing room only at the service in Carrot River’s community hall — the red doors had to be held open to accommodate everyone.
Among the attendees were two RCMP officers wearing their red serge, and a group of men wearing hockey jerseys.
Reporters were asked not to attend.
Once it was over, a man carried an urn from the hall and a woman held Doerksen’s picture as they entered a white limousine.