Remembering William Mansbridge-Goldie
A tragic loss
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During the winter break, the life of University of Regina student and athlete William Mansbridge-Goldie was tragically lost. Born September 7, 2000, Mansbridge-Goldie was 20 years old at the time of his passing
Mansbridge-Goldie’s passing was met with sincere words and heartfelt prayers from his family, saying:
“With deepest sorrow and broken hearts we announce the sudden death of our beautiful boy. William was immensely beloved and filled our lives with his kind, gentle, loving, funny sweetness. He will be forever held and fiercely missed by his parents; his siblings and best friends … Our beautiful boy is infinite love now.”
The U of R Cougars Track and Field and Cross Country team, via Twitter on January 6, also sent out a wholesome message with regards to Mansbridge-Goldie.
“Last week we celebrated the life of our teammate William Mansbridge-Goldie, who passed away just before Christmas. William was a Luther College student, a talented jumper, and a wonderful person. Our hearts and prayers continue to be with William’s family and his many friends.”
Lisa Robertson, Director of Sport, Community Engagement & Athlete Development, provided her condolences regarding William’s passing in the statement below:
“Losing one of our student athletes unexpectedly has been incredibly difficult. I have spoken to his family to offer sincere condolences, and relayed to them what a wonderful person William was. He will be missed dearly by coaches, friends, classmates, and teammates.”
Robertson offered constructive reassurance and support for those who may be struggling through this trying time:
“As a University community, we must lean on each other through difficult times. We have had many conversations with staff and students within varsity athletics to provide needed support, and University of Regina Counselling Services offered support to assist anyone on our campus who has been impacted by this tragedy.”
Though William’s passing is deeply tragic, the love and affection on display is a testament to his kind character and class.