Francis Perron, a defensive lineman on the College of Ottawa, died “shortly after” the college’s season opener in opposition to the College of Toronto over the weekend, officers stated. He was 25.
President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont issued an announcement on Sunday confirming Perron’s passing a day earlier in Toronto. He didn’t reveal the circumstances surrounding his dying.
“It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that I convey you some very unhappy information. Over the weekend, Francis Perron, one among our Mechanical Engineering college students and a defensive lineman in his fifth season with Gee-Gees soccer, died shortly after a recreation between uOttawa and the College of Toronto,” Frémont’s assertion read.
“A vivid, passionate, and caring particular person, Francis poured himself into his craft as a participant and his educational pursuit of turning into an engineer.”
Head coach Marcel Bellefeuille issued his personal assertion on Twitter, calling Perron “an impressive particular person, teammate, participant and veteran chief.”
“He was somebody that cherished and was cherished, by everybody that is part of our program. He shall be missed!”
Perron joined the Gee-Gees soccer program in 2017 after taking part in soccer at Cégep de Sherbrooke in Quebec for 2 years. Whereas at uOttawa, he was a multiple-time U SPORTS Tutorial All-Canadian.