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Penticton Vees mourning loss of team Chaplain

Penticton Vees' Chaplain Jamie Weberg (about to drop the puck) died Sunday after a battle with cancer,
Image Credit: Cherie Morgan Photography, with permission
July 01, 2015 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - The Penticton Vees lost a part of their family with the passing of the team’s chaplain, Jamie Weberg.

Weberg passed away Sunday, June 28 after a two-year battle with cancer, said Fraser Rodgers, spokeperson for the team.

"He was diagnosed in late 2013 with a type of bone cancer. It was an incurable one, unfortunately, but he was going through treatments the last year and a half,” Rodgers says, adding Jamie leaves a wife and two children.

It would have been Jamie’s fifth season with the Vees this year. The 36-year-old worked at the Penticton Church of Nazarene.

Vees Coach Fred Harbinson said he got to know Jamie’s family, including his parents, while he was battling cancer.

“It is a sad time for the team family, and a sad time for Jamie’s family," he said. "We’re all devastated.... It’s tough on them. He was a great guy who lived life in a great way. He had big impact on this team - he connected with the players."

The team plans to hold a celebration of life in his honour.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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