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Funeral for Laurier student to take place Saturday

Chuck Ozulumba drowned while rafting in the Ottawa River
Chuck Ozulumba
Photo from Chapel Ridge Funeral Home

Wilfrid Laurier University business student Chuck Ozulumba will be laid to rest on Saturday.

The service will take place at 11 a.m. at St. Philips on-the-hill, 9400 Kennedy Road in Unionville.

His visitation is scheduled for Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue in Markham.

Ozulumba, 22, was on a weekend excursion with other students when he drowned.

OPP say Ozulumba went underwater Friday evening, while rafting out on the waters of the Ottawa River near Renfrew. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family. Over $21,000 has been raised.

The university says it's extending support and counselling services to all students as a result of Ozulumba's death.

Anyone in need of help is encouraged to contact:

-The Student Wellness Centre: 519.884.0710 x3146 or
-Victim Services (after hours number): 519.570.5143
-Here 24/7: 1-.844.437.3247 
-Delton Glebe Counselling Centre: 519.884.3305 or
-Laurier Human Resources

with files from Caryn Ceolin


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