|Rampage Super Fan Reggie Huskins, the CIHL
hockey team was one of the first of the social media
portals in the area to share word of Mr. Huskins passing
( 2014 photo from PR Rampage Facebook page)
It's been a sad week for news of the obituaries for well known Rupertites, with word over the weekend delivering notice of the passing of Reggie Huskins, a long serving community volunteer and one of the community's biggest fans of hockey, particularly the travels of the Prince Rupert Rampage.
In fact, word first began to fan out across town through the social feeds of the Senior Men's hockey club, which commemorated his memory and community spirit over the weekend.
Mr. Huskins, a long time employee at the Skeena Cellulose Pulp Mill prior to its closing, was recognized by the community in November of 2014 when he joined an impressive list of community volunteers and leaders.
At a ceremony at City Hall of the time he received a Certificate of Civic Achievement from then Mayor Jack Mussallem.
Mr. Huskins was celebrated in 2014 for his long time work on behalf of the Moose Club and other volunteer initiatives including Minor sports, as well as for his support of hockey in Prince Rupert.
The affable Nova Scotian's love of hockey knew no limits, particularly whenever talk would come up of the New York Ranger, Mr. Huskins in the ways of the same colourful wardrobe of a Don Cherry, decked out in Ranger Red, White and Blue.
In addition to sharing his Rangers observations on street corners, or coffee shops, he also was the host of a Daily News feature on hockey, which would often make note of the Broadway Blue shirts among other themes of the frozen game.
In recent years he was living at Acropolis Manor having suffered a stroke a few years ago, still able to keep up to speed on the Rampage whenever they made their frequent visits to the facility.
His passing was observed by MLA Jennifer Rice, members of the Rampage past and present and many of those who came upon his path over the years.
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