Remembering Rick Rypien
Rick Rypien was laid to rest on August 20. The funeral was held at Albert Stella Arena in Blairmore, Alberta. Around 1,000 people attended to pay their respects. I add my respect and offer my condolences to the family. Rick was one heck of a hockey player. The prototype Canadian player, hard nosed with a strong commitment to team and winning. It is a tragedy that he suffered from depression and it finally took him from the world. He will be missed. I was looking forward to seeing him in a Winnipeg Jets uniform.
- Rick Rypiens toughest foe (theglobeandmail.com)
- Friends, family, NHLers pay tribute to Rick Rypien at Blairmore funeral (calgaryherald.com)
- Rypien’s funeral attracts close to 1,000 people (thestar.com)