Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sadness from coast to coast over the passing of Luc Bourdon

The people of Shippagan, New Brunswick are distraught with grief, the sadness overwhelms the faithful of the Manitoba Moose where young Luc Bourdon played the bulk of his still young career last year and in Vancouver where the popular defenceman was destined to shine for years, the empty feeling of loss is still being digested.

Across Canada today, shock greeted the news of Bourdon’s passing, the tragic victim of a traffic accident just miles from his hometown. The news crossed the country rapidly on Thursday of the horrific accident that took place on the outskirts of town, when his motorcycle collided with tractor trailer late at night.

In many burgs across the nation, those that had played with Bourdon whether in junior, on national teams or in the pros, spoke of an intense competitor and a good friend, one who offered much potential for the Vancouver Canucks, potential that now something that will remain unfulfilled.

Shippagin in particular will be hit hard by the tragedy, Bourdon was a popular resident in his hometown, a polite young man who many held in high regard, a community now anxious to protect his family in their hour of grief.

Hockey fans from Vancouver, thru Winnipeg and all the way to New Brunswick share in their sadness, the always hard to understand tragedy of a life taken far too young.
Vancouver Sun-- Too Soon, Too Young
Vancouver Province-- Luc Bourdon, 1987-2008
Winnipeg Free Press-- Luc Bourdon dies in crash
Cape Breton Post-- Luc Bourdon remembered

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