April 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Updated: April 13, 2018 11:07 pm

Standing room only as Humboldt Broncos’ bus driver remembered at service

The funeral for the Humboldt Broncos' bus driver, Glen Doerksen, was held on Friday, April 13 in Carrot River, Saskatchewan.


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.

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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.

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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.

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