Boogaard, Derek

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Date of Birth1982-06-23 Place of birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Date of Death 2011-05-13 Place of death: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cause of death: accidental drug overdose (mixture of prescription pain medication and alcohol)

Also known as Boogeyman
The Mountie

Derek Boogaard was an NHL hockey player known for his role as an “enforcer”.

Interment Info

On May 13, 2011, Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment by family members. He was found unconscious and not breathing. Minneapolis Fire Department members were the first to arrive, and they pronounced him dead.

Derek Boogaard, was cremated Monday May 16 and taken home to Regina, Saskatchewan, Tuesday May 17 with his mother, will be laid to rest Saturday May 21. Funeral services will start at 10 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot.

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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