Mourners salute Sing
By MICHAEL WOOD -- Calgary Sun
Bret Hart holds up a memorial program as friends and family honoured former wrestler Rhonda Sing. Photo by Darren Makowichuk, Calgary Sun
Family -- it was the only thing more important to Rhonda Sing than wrestling, through which she lived life to the fullest.
That was the message a shaken Ray Sing delivered to mourners at a tearful farewell to his cousin and wrestling sensation known as Monster Ripper, who died July 27 at age 40.
About 140 friends, family and fans gathered to mourn Sing at Mountain View funeral home in east Calgary.
Ray Sing recalled a few special times they shared in Calgary, years before her passion for the ring took her to cards in Japan, Mexico and South America.
"In the ring, all went (into in the match), she would kill you," Ray said with bleary eyes. "Outside of the ring, she was the pussycat of the family."
Dozens of wrestlers, including Bad News Brown and Gama Singh, attended the service.