September 7, 1970 – January 15, 2023
The family of Gino Odjick is sad to announce his passing on January 15, 2023.
His family, Kitigan Zibi, Musqueam and the Vancouver Canucks will host several opportunities in the coming weeks to gather and remember Gino.
Gino Odjick became an important part of the Musqueam community. He called Musqueam home for three decades, and many of our members consider him family.
Musqueam is pleased to host two events for family, friends and the Musqueam community to gather and remember Gino.
Community Dinner to Remember Gino
Friday, February 3, 2023
Musqueam Cultural Centre
Time: 6 – 9pm
Musqueam is invited to join the Odjick family to share a meal and some favourite stories about Gino.
Gino Odjick Celebration of Life (Vancouver)
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Musqueam Community Centre
6735 Salish Drive
Musqueam is hosting an adults-only gathering to pay our respects to Gino.
This is a private event, but open to Musqueam members and friends of Gino’s.
Capacity is limited.
Please confirm your attendance to Christina Nahanee to ensure we reserve appropriate seating.
Call or text: 604-418-3727
Email: [email protected]
This event will also be livestreamed to Facebook and Global BC1.
Kitigan Zibi & Canucks events
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Rogers Arena, Vancouver
The Vancouver Canucks will hold a pre-game ceremony and a moment of silence to honor and pay respects to one of the most beloved Canuck of all-time.
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Le Centre Gino-Odjick, Maniwaki, Quebec
Hometown Celebration of Life
Open to the public and media.
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Rogers Arena, Vancouver
The Canucks will also commemorate, celebrate and honour the impactful life of Gino at the First Nations Celebration night, when they host the Minnesota Wild at 7pm.
Gino Odjick’s sister, Janique Odjick
On behalf of the Odjick family, I would like to express gratitude to our community of Kitigan Zibi, Gino’s adoptive community of Musqueam, the Vancouver Canucks, friends and many fans from across the country for the outpouring of support, beautiful stories shared and words of condolences.
Gino was a humble person who pursued his dreams and had an immense impact on many people’s lives. Throughout his many accomplishments, he always remained proud of where he came from and who he was.
Gino loved his children, grandchildren, sisters, family, friends and fans with all his heart. It gives us comfort knowing Gino left this world feeling immense love and will be welcomed home to the spirit world with just as much love.
Fly high brother bear and rest in peace.
Chief Dylan Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
Gino Odjick was a strong representative from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (KZA) community. He inspired many youth and community members.
Mr. Odjick was a proud Algonquin Anishinabe and the community is very proud of his many accomplishments. Gino was a hero and a community legend. It’s a tremendous loss for the community and the Algonquin Nation.
In the early days of his career, he visited the youth, he donated hockey equipment, and he helped our youth pursue their dreams. Finally, he provided advice to aspiring hockey players and was a strong advocate for First Nations education.
My personal and last encounter with him was in Vancouver at the 2022 Chiefs Assembly. He was such a caring man with a big heart, he asked about his son’s golf game and how the community was doing. Goes to show how much he loved this community and his family.
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg is mourning today. The entire community sends our condolences to the Odjick family, his friends and his loyal fan base.
Chief Wayne Sparrow, Musqueam
“Gino was an incredible hockey player, community member and friend. He was an inspiring role model for Indigenous youth, always remaining grounded in his culture and sharing stories of where he came from and what he overcame to become a Canucks legend. We are proud that Gino called Musqueam home for over three decades – investing in our community’s future and becoming family to me and many others.”
Francesco Aquilini, Chairman and Governor, Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks and Aquilini family mourn the tragic passing of Gino Odjick.
“Gino was a fan-favourite from the moment he joined the organization, putting his heart and soul into every shift on and off the ice,” said Franceso Aquilini, Chairman and Governor. “He inspired many and embodied what it means to be a Canuck. Personally, he was a close friend and confidant, someone I could lean on for advice and support. He will be deeply missed.”
The entire Canucks organization extends our heartfelt condolences and love to all of Gino’s family and friends.
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
819 441 7745
Musqueam Indian Band
604 269 3448
604 307 1747