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Queen’s remembers student Jacob Downey

Jacob Downey
Jacob Downey

The Queen’s community is remembering Jacob Downey, who passed suddenly after a medical emergency on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Jacob was 18 years old.

Jacob was in his first year of studies in kinesiology in the Faculty of Arts and Science with a goal of pursuing a career in sports medicine.

An excellent student and athlete, Jacob was one of three recipients of the Peterborough Petes Education Fund Minor Hockey Scholarship program prior to arriving at Queen’s from his hometown of Lindsay, ON. Jacob had many friends from his activities and had already developed a number of friendships with fellow students and residents of Jean Royce Hall.

Jacob will be deeply missed by his parents, Peter and Laurie, his extended family, and friends. 

Students who feel a need to speak to someone should contact Student Wellness ServicesFaith and Spiritual Life, or supportservices@queensu.caGood2Talk (for 24/7 confidential support, call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868) or EmpowerMe (24/7 confidential counselling by phone and online at 1-844-741-6389) are also available for support and resources.