Every Team And Community Needs An Aaron Jubenville

Aaron Jubenville

Aaron Jubenville flanked by CBC personalities Ron MacLean and Tara Sloan when they visited Blenheim – Contributed Photo

On Christmas Day, Chatham-Kent lost Aaron Jubenville.

He loved hockey, he volunteered his time, and he will be missed.

“Aaron Jubenville you’ll be sadly missed and fondly remembered. You were such a big part of our hockey tournament weekends. We looked forward to giving you our yearly collection of tabs so you could help somebody else which you always did,” wrote the Tilbury & District Kinsmen Club on social media.

Jubenville, a Tilbury product, was known for collecting pop tabs for Tabs 4 Kids, an organization who uses them for wheelchairs.

In terms of local arenas, Jubenville was a well known supportive face.

Following his passing, several members of the Chatham-Kent sports community sent messages of support and thanks for Aaron.

“The Blades are very sorry to hear of the passing of Blades Super Fan and friend to us all Aaron Jubenville. Your spirit, smile and daily negotiations to be signed to the team will be missed,” the Blenheim Blades wrote.

“The Chatham Jr Maroons are very sad to announce the passing of longtime Super Fan Aaron Jubenville! His presence and smile left a light wherever he was! Sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends,” the Chatham Maroons echoed.

As Wallaceburg radio personality and sports enthusiast Jay Smith put it, “To say Aaron was an inspiration is an understatement and then some.”

Tilbury, and all of Chatham-Kent were proud of Aaron, who was known for sending many messages of support, or just to check in with those across the community. His check ins, smile, and support for the local sports community will be missed, but his impact remains.

Visitations for Aaron Jubenville will take place at Reaume Funeral Home Inc., 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Monday December 30, 2019 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 9-10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury at 11:00 a.m.

Aaron’s family are encouraging people to wear their hockey jerseys, and to join in a celebration afterward at the Tilbury Arena for Aaron’s favourites, hot chocolate and hot dogs.

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    maxine lauzon 4 years

    did not know him but feel i did after reading everyones notes used to live in tilbury a few years back and still feel thats my home town and give my condolence lisa keeps in touch wit h me rip Aaron maxine lauzon