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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-yearold’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.

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.


The Heart’s Con­tent Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment came in full force for the Hum­boldt Bron­cos vigil.

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

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.

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