SHAWVILLE April 7, 2018
What started as a night dedicated to an old hockey pal quickly evolved into an evening about the loss of two locals.
Friends and family of Freddie Desabrais came together for the dance at the Shawville Lions’ Hall on Saturday, where his teammates on the Pontiac Old Timers shared some tributes to their pal.
With Reg Carkner leading the band, tributes to Desabrais started just before 10 p.m., with Marc Latreille giving some history on their hockey team and why their passed friend was instrumental to its success.
While anecdotes were shared about the kind of guy Desabrais was – from providing presents for his teammates to his ability to keep his buddies well-oiled – Shane Presley would pepper in a few details every once in a while.
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