Hockey players, staff, volunteers, and fans paid tribute to one of their Meaford Knights family on Thursday, February 2, and raised thousands of dollars for the family of the late Ashley Clock who passed away in November at the age of 39.
More than $12,000 was raised from raffles, a bake sale, and cash donations during the team’s scheduled game against Temiskaming Titans. (Final score: Knights 7, Temiskaming 4.)
Ashley had been a “huge part of the Knight family,” says Scouting Manager Dan Smith. She was a billet mom and friend to all of us.” She has been described by staff and fans as a special person with a magnetic personality. She was well-known and loved by everyone she met in the years that she worked as a swimming instructor, lifeguard, education assistant, and as a host mother to the Meaford Knights hockey players from out-of-town and internationally. She passed away tragically on November 12.
Ashley’s two daughters, Dassi and Tae, and their guardian, Ashely’s brother Darren Clock, attended Thursday night’s game for a ceremonial puck drop and an auction of the special game jerseys that the girls help to design.