My heart ached this afternoon when I received word that Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil's mother Bonnie was killed in a card accident today! I've known Bonnie for a number of years as she is a close friend of Ron & Cathy Pegg from Flesherton, ON, long-time friends and supporters of Epistle Sports Ministries. Chris and my nephew Mike have spent a lot of time together and Chris lived at Mike's place near Ottawa for several years.
Please pray for Chris! He is having a tremendous season so far. Plans are underway for wedding bells next summer. Now this! Pray that the God of all comfort will do His work in the Neil family during this time of grief and loss.
Details are sketchy at this point. This is the only account of the accident that I could find on the internet:
NEIL'S MOTHER KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Sportsnet.ca -- Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil left the team in Carolina Tuesday after learning news his mother was killed in a car accident in Flesherton, ON. Details of the accident are unavailable, but weather is considered to be a factor in the single vehicle crash. Ottawa is scheduled to play Carolina Tuesday night.
P. S. On a more positive note, Ottawa beat the Hurricanes 5-3 tonight. Mike Fisher picked up a goal and two assists.