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from the Windsor Star,

The casket of former NHL tough guy Bob Probert was taken to the cemetery today on the sidecar of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, following about 60 other thundering hogs.

The procession of mourners and motorcycles — half a dozen of which belonged to Probert — was led by a piper from Windsor Christian Fellowship through an honour guard of NHL players and officials.

Hockey legend Steve Yzerman and two of Probert’s young daughters were among those who spoke at his funeral.


added 1:09pm, from Tom Leyden of WXYZ,

Not surprisingly, Bob Probert went out with a roar.

A line of more than 50 motorcycles led a lengthy procession to Windsor Christian Fellowship, in Windsor, Ontario, where hundreds of mourners gathered to honor the former NHL player.

continued and watch the video report from Tom below…

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Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

So heartbreaking.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 07/09/10 at 02:32 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Final stick tap.
I was at the Stevie Y night… hearing the crowd lift the roof when he hit the ice was pure awesomeness.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 07/09/10 at 02:34 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Bye Probie. There will never be another one like you. Stick tap.

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/09/10 at 02:49 PM ET

Mike from Austin's avatar

So sad.  Thanks for the memories, Probie.

Posted by Mike from Austin on 07/09/10 at 03:17 PM ET

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