Queen’s remembers student Gage B. Foster

Queen’s University regrets to inform the community of the death of student and athlete Gage B. Foster.

Gage Foster had completed his first year of studies at Queen's University and was a member of the Gaels varsity football team.

Gage died on Friday, June 8, 2018, while home in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was 19 years old. Gage was studying geography in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and was a redshirt freshman with the Gaels varsity football program in 2017.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Gage’s death. In his first year at Queen’s, he made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of people who knew him. On behalf of the university community, we extend our deepest sympathies to Gage’s family and friends,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

Gage excelled at many positions including wide receiver and also ran track at Portage Collegiate, where he was named his high school’s male senior athlete of the year last June.

“Gage was full of life and promise and he was determined to make it here. He was very pleasant to be around and we had looked forward to seeing him play for the Gaels,” says Pat Sheahan, Head Coach Football, Queen’s Athletics and Recreation. “I offer my condolences to Aggie and Gary for their loss – they raised a good son.”

Flags on campus were lowered in Gage's memory on Thursday, June 14.

An obituary is available online.