Monday, April 4, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Community generosity shines

Bottle drive raises thousands for Mercer family
Some of the many bottles collected in the
bottle  drive for Jason Mercer’s family
are seen at SARCAN on April 4, 2016.
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

By Lisa Goudy

Dan Railton knew Jason Mercer as the man who coached his son in hockey for a few years.

"Then I assisted a little bit last year with the team and then I took a more active role this year and coached against him and we would talk to each other," he said. "He was awesome, a phenomenal dude."

Railton, who coaches the Atom A Tigers, and Nicole Railton, Derrick and Crystal Cameron and Kevin Ogle got together to organize a bottle drive this past weekend for the family of Mercer, an 18-year veteran of the Moose Jaw Police Service who died suddenly on March 23.

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