By Cara Bahniuk
On Tuesday morning, TJ Oshie tweeted that his father, Tim Oshie, passed away. Oshie’s father has lived with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease since at least 2012.
TJ wrote that his father “lived life to the fullest and was unanimously loved by everyone who met him.”
It’s with a heavy heart today that my family mourns the passing of my Dad “Coach Oshie.” Coach lived life to the fullest and was unanimously loved by everyone who met him. Thanks to all the family and friends for their support. Heaven received a legend today. #RIPCoachOsh pic.twitter.com/WSAgNNtTpO
— TJ Oshie (@TJOshie77) May 4, 2021
TJ missed the Capitals’ 6-3 win over the Rangers on Monday for personal reasons. He flew to see his dad before he died.
“I’ve texted with him a couple times to see how he’s doing,” Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette said. “It’s really tough. It’s really sad when you lose somebody. It was great he got to be there with his dad, with Coach, at the end. We wish the Oshie family peace. It’s just a real sad thing.”
On behalf of everyone here at RMNB, I extend my deepest sympathies to TJ and his family.
Headline photo courtesy of TJ Oshie/Instagram
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