2017 Recap: Bob Probert's Family Spread His Ashes at The Joe
December 26th, 2017, 7:13 AM
This repost from April 10 is the fifth in our Top 10 countdown of this year's most-read articles, a reverse-order series through New Year's Eve. Links to earlier installments are at the end.
Bob Probert, a scrappy Detroit Red Wings player known as an enforcer on the ice, is memorialized at The Joe forever.
WXYZ sports anchor Brad Galli posts on Facebook [April 9]:
Bob Probert's family spread his ashes inside the Red Wings penalty box at Joe Louis Arena tonight, multiple players told me.
A video online shows widow Danni Probert spreading ashes in the penalty box at the Joe. The video was shot by Wings fan Trevor Black, who saw the Wings win 4-1.
A Detroiter had a similar private remembrance, she tweets to us:
I also took my Dads ashes, he always loved Probert ?? https://t.co/zXz33xu2nD— Vicki Bosanko (@vckbee) April 10, 2017
Probert played for the Wings from 1985-94 and for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1995-2002. He had a fatal heart attack July 5, 2010 at age 45.
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