Canberra Raiders host late Ottio’s memorial

Canberra Raiders players, officials and fans held a public memorial service for their former player, teammate and friend, Kato Ottio, this morning in Australia.

At 7.30am this morning, the NRL Rugby League club held a memorial service at the Holy Trinity Church, Curtin, for the young Kumul player gone way too soon.

The service was open to members and fans who wanted to pay their final respects to Ottio.

The former Mounties star died earlier this week, sending shockwaves through the rugby league world.

The late Ottio would have departed PNG shores for the United Kingdom today to join Widnes Vikings along with fellow Kumul teammate, Albert Wellington.

Due to Ottio’s untimely and shocking passing, Wellington has postponed his trip.

The funeral service of the late Ottio will be held tomorrow at the Sir John Guise stadium at 10am. It was initially set for Sione Kami Memorial Church.

Late Ottio was Hunter 29 and Kumul 269…he will be laid to rest at his mother’s village at Tatana on Tuesday, January 16th.  

(Picture: WIN News Canberra)

Sophie Yaruso