Queen's University

Death of a recent student

 
2012-08-08

Queen’s regrets to inform the community of the death of recent graduate Walter Gerow. Walter, who graduated from the Faculty of Education in 2012 and was a member of the Queen’s rugby club, died after a tragic accident on August 6.

“On behalf of the Queen’s community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Walter’s family, friends and loved ones during this most difficult time,” says acting principal Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Visitation will take place Thursday, August 9 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Church in Bethany, Ontario on Friday, August 10 at 1:30 pm with visitation one hour prior. 

Donations can be made to the Bethany - Pontypool United Church or the Lindsay Rugby Club in memory of Walter.

Anyone in need of support is encouraged to contact Health, Counselling and Disability Services at 613-533-6000 ext.78264 and/or University Chaplain Brian Yealland at 613-533-2186. After hours, students are encouraged to contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080.

A story about Walter is also posted to the Athletics & Recreation website

 

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