Western mourns death of Engineering student

The Western community is mourning the death of Denver Gray Chamberlain, 26, a Faculty of Engineering student, who died Sept. 8.

A memorial gathering will be held 4-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas, with words of remembrance shared at 6 p.m. Cremation has taken place; a private family interment will be held later at the Old St. Thomas Church Cemetery.


Denver enjoyed team sports including baseball, football, soccer, badminton, and squash, and had many great years playing hockey with the Lambeth Lancers. He loved spending summers at his cottage where he enjoyed fishing and waterskiing, and also spent several summers as a fishing guide at lodges on the French River and Lac Seul. He loved animals, especially his dog, Bowser. He played the piano and guitar, enjoyed woodworking and was an expert at solving the Rubik’s Cube.

Denver is survived by his parents, Doug and Lori; sister, Mallory, a Faculty of Education student; grandparents, Larry and Lynn Smith; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hon. Lt. Col. Robert and Norma Chamberlain.

On Sept. 27, Western will lower the flag on University College in Denver’s honour.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital through Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas.

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