A celebration of life has been planned for Greg Ashe, a long time Ottawa Irish member and part of the Rugby Canada community, who recently passed away in the fall. The event will be held on Friday January 20th at the Horticulture building at Lansdowne Park, starting at 7:30pm.
Details from Al Charron:
As many of you know we lost a great man in Greg Ashe this past year. He was a father, husband, brother, uncle, work colleague, teammate, mentor and a true friend to so many. It does not feel right that he is no longer with us and I keep expecting an e-mail, a phone call, or an Ottawa visit from the big man, who just was fun to be around and bigger than life. In speaking to many of you I know this feeling rings true for many of you.
For many of Greg’s friends, who could not make it to Calgary for his funeral, it was always in the works by the Ashe family to have a celebration of life for Greg in Ottawa, so people could pay their respects, come together to celebrate and toast Greg. This celebration of life is taking place on Friday January 20th at the Horticulture building on the grounds of TD Place (home ground of your 2016 CFL Grey Cup Champions The Ottawa RedBlacks!). Greg would have been so pumped to have had his two CFL teams compete for the Cup and for Ottawa to claim it!
Please note it is cash bar (no credit cards, no debit) There will be a debit machine on the premises to extract money but please plan on bringing cash with you on the off chance the debit machine breaks down or has a lengthy line up. The bar will have beer, wine as well as water and soft drinks. Come prepared to toast the Emperor! (one of Greg’s many nicknames!
Stu Woods and company are compiling pictures to run a slide show at this event, please take the time to forward any pictures you have of Greg to Stu at https://app.box.com/s/3k19mzp2ab8mh9togrg8d6jp2vdynvwa.
UPDATE: for those traveling from out of town or just wishing to book a hotel room for the night, there is a friends and family rate at the Delta (101 Lyon Street North). To make a reservation, contact Kristen Trevisan at Kristen.Trevisan@deltahotels.com or call her directly at 1-613-688-6820.
Make sure to reference Bernie Ashe’s name when making the reservation to get the rate.