UOttawa Gee-Gees player dies shortly after season opener

September 22, 2021
A football player for the University of Ottawa’s Gee-Gees passed away after a game on Saturday, reports CBC. Francis Perron, a mechanical engineering student at UOttawa and a graduate of Cégep de Sherbrooke, died shortly after the season opener against the University of Toronto Blues. “Our hearts are broken,” said head coach Marcel Bellefeuille in a tweet. “We’ve lost an outstanding person, teammate, player and veteran leader that made us better in every way possible.” No cause of death has been released. CBC | Times Colonist | National Post (ON)