|Posted by Dave Springett on October 6, 2013 at 1:50 AM|
WINNIPEG-Tragedy struck the Heartbreakers on Sunday September 29 as first year player Ross Galbraith, 55, suffered a heart attack during the first game of the season. Heartbreakers players as well as an off-duty paramedic and nurse provided immediate life saving measures until the ambulance arrived, but despite everyone’s best efforts, Ross sadly passed away later that evening at St. Boniface Hospital.
Ross grew up in Rosser Manitoba and graduated from Red River College. He was employed by several industrial manufacturers as a sales representative. Most recently Met Con Engineering of Toronto. Ross was owner of Rossco Sports & Collectibles and was an avid sports enthusiast playing hockey, baseball and curling. A true Manitoban he supported the Jets and Blue Bombers. His son Kevin says "The ice in heaven never needs to be cleaned, skate on dad."
All the Heartbreakers players would like to thank Holly, Jocelyn and the City of Winnipeg Fire/Paramedics for their heroic efforts to save Ross and also would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Ross’ family and friends on their tragic loss.