In Memoriam

Brooke Blackmon, First-year Kinesiology Student

The Western community is mourning the passing of Brooke Blackmon, who passed away from an unexpected brain bleed that occurred on April 3, 2021. Brooke was a first-year student studying in the School of Kinesiology (Faculty of Health Sciences) and living in residence.

Western extends its condolences to Brooke’s family including her parents, Natalie and Evan Blackmon, her brother Josh, and the wider circle of extended family, friends and classmates. Western’s flag will be at half-mast on April 8 to honour her memory and place in Western’s community. Anyone wishing to share condolences, memories, pictures, and tributes can do so by visiting the memorial website created for Brooke.

Western reminds its campus community that counselling services are available to assist studentsfaculty and staff.

  • Priority grief support counselling appointments are available for Western students who knew Brooke by contacting Health and Wellness. Please call 519-661-3030 to book a virtual counselling appointment indicating that you are seeking support related to the loss of a friend, classmate, or floormate.

Additional wellness resources also available include:


Posted on April 8, 2021