Tuesday, November 29, 2011
MY GRANDPA-MAY HE REST IN PEACE
He was an amazing man...full of life and always on the go. He loved to be surrounded by family and friends. We were blessed to have him in our lives....
He was a proud man and loved to share his hockey stories with Alex (my son-his great grandson)...he would occasionally have hockey memorbila to give Alex when we would go visit...Alex would love to hang out and discuss the upcoming season or the playoffs.
My grandpa would tell so many funny stories and he always had some great one liners...he always made everyone laugh with his very dry sense of humor...He was a strong man and never wanted to put anyone out or let anyone know he was in pain....I know he is no longer in pain, and is in a better place....I know we will be together again....
Defenceman Ellard O'Brien played two games with the Boston Bruins in 1955-56. He was gifted offensive player who put up impressive numbers in junior and the minors.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, O'Brien, played with the local Teepees of the OHA where he scored 58 goals in 1949-50. He began his pro career with the Boston Olympics of the EHL and the USHL's Tulsa Oilers before joining the Hershey Bears of the AHL. "Obie" spent eight years with the Bears and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1958 and 1959. Along the way he played two games for the Bruins in 1955-56. He finished his career with two seasons in the AHLEHL before retiring in 1962.
In Memory of My Grandpa:
God Took Him To His Loving Home
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.
You will be missed today, tomorrow and always....(we will take care of Grama!)
Love you Grandpa