Saturday, April 7, 2018

Statement on Humboldt Bronco Hockey Team Tragedy

Our Van Angels group is truly heartbroken by the terrible news of the bus crash involving the Humboldt Bronco hockey team, on Friday April 6, 2018.

We know from our own personal experience that there are no words to adequately describe the emotional devastation of such a sudden and tragic loss on the lives of the families, friends and the community.

“The Humboldt Bronco hockey team bus tragedy has brought back an overwhelming flood of painful memories for me,” said Isabelle Hains, whose 17 year old son, Daniel, was killed along with six  members of the Bathurst High School Phantoms basketball team and the coach's wife on January 12, 2008.

“I know how you are feeling and you are not alone. There are people who love and care for you and want to help. Gather them around you for support.”

Our group sends our heartfelt sympathies and you are all in our thoughts.