Report on John Ashbridge’s Celebration of Life


A Celebration of Life for veteran radio newsman and longtime Canucks PA announcer John Ashbridge was held Friday afternoon at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam.  An estimated 200 broadcasters, Canucks and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation representatives, family and friends were in attendance.

Brian Antonson was the MC and speakers included John McKitrick, Al Murdoch, Jim Robson, and Belle Puri, all speaking about the many varied aspects of the life of a humble man who gave so much to his career, to friends and family, and to his community.  It was a true ‘celebration’ for the guy known to most people as Ash…nobody came to ‘mourn’.

Singer Michael Bublé also attended to show his respect.

Our thanks to Gord Lansdell for the report.


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