A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery Friday for Regina tour operator and superfan Dave Ash.
It begins at 2:00 at the Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4001 East Victoria Avenue.
Those attending are encouraged to wear Rider Green.
Dave Ash died after a lengthy battle with cancer early Sunday.An online obituary and a message on the Dash Tours Facebook page said Ash, president of the company, died at the Grace Hospice in Regina.He was 61.
His Facebook Page made the announcement: “Widely known both in Regina and around the world, he was devoted to Dash Tours and supporting the sports and teams he loved. From his days as Gainer the Gopher and the Edmonton Oilers superfan, to his more recent fame with the flag seen around the world at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, David was recognized everywhere.”
Ash was a familiar face in Saskatchewan as well as an enthusiastic Roughriders booster who played Gainer, the CFL team’s mascot, for seven years.