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‘deeply missed’: Queen’s University mourns sudden loss of second year student

Last Updated on June 14, 2021 by YGK News Staff

The Queen’s University community is mourning the loss of Kamila Lebel-Farrell, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 9th, after collapsing while exercising on Tindall field. 

The 19 year old had recently completed her second year at Queen’s University, studying sociology within the Faculty of Arts and Science. “She was an excellent student, actively involved in the Queen’s community and much loved by her many friends,” wrote the university in a statement. 

“Kamila came to Queen’s from North Bay and will be deeply missed by her parents Brigitte and Jennifer Lebel and Joey and Amanda Farrell, her siblings, and many family and friends in North Bay and beyond,” added the university. 

As the news of her passing spread throughout the community, hundreds of students shared memories of Label-Farrell’s life on social media. “The kindest and most beautiful girl inside and out. Kam you were always such a light to those who traveled your path. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones, rest in peace angel,” wrote one user.

Lebel-Farrell’s family plans to return to Kingston on Sunday, June 13th to remember her. The gathering will begin at 8 p.m and will take place on the waterfront, near the pier. 

“Kamila’s family welcomes members of the Queen’s community to join them, respecting all physical distancing requirements,” they added. 

Details regarding a celebration of Kamila’s life will be shared with the community when available. 

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