Fu­neral held for beloved statis­ti­cian

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

HUM­BOLDT, Sask. (CP) — Hun­dreds of peo­ple turned out in Hum­boldt to­day to say good­bye to a young man re­mem­bered for his hu­mour and love of sport.

Brody Hinz, who was 18, was the Hum­boldt Bron­cos statis­ti­cian who died last week after the team bus and a truck col­lided on the way to a play­off game in north­east­ern Saskatchewan.

Hinz, who com­peted in bowl­ing and floor hockey at the Spe­cial Olympics, was re­mem­bered by a fam­ily friend as “a gift” to his loved ones and his com­mu­nity.

Cory Popoff talked about Brody’s amaz­ing mem­ory and his love of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Win­nipeg Jets and San Fran­cisco 49ers.

Hinz played three years of high school foot­ball and his jersey was among the items on dis­play at the front of the church.

He had watched the Bron­cos since he was young and his vol­un­teer job as the statis­ti­cian al­lowed him to travel with the team.

More fu­ner­als will fol­low this week.

For more on the Hum­boldt tragedy, see Page B1.

Brody Hinz

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