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‘He was a protector’: Kitigan Zibi remembers Gino Odjick – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202326 Views

Jan 30, 2023

Gino Odjick, also known in professional hockey circles as the “Algonquin Assassin” was laid to rest at a private service in his community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg on Saturday.

Odjick passed away on Jan. 15 due to complications from Amyloidosis, a rare and fatal disease that affected his heart.

He was diagnosed with the disease in 2014.

Norm Odjick is a cousin and said he was shocked to hear of his passing.

“We didn’t think it’d be that soon, but the way I just look at it is, after the first bout he had with the disease, we had an extra nine years with him and its very fortunate for that,” he said.

Norm Odjick, along with other family members met with media last Friday in the community to share who Gino was.

“It was his toughness and his skill that made him famous however it was his huge heart and generosity that kept him in the public eye,” said Norm.

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