University Mourns Passing of Staff Member Lisa Simard


The University of Guelph community is mourning the death of Lisa Simard, a staff member in Alumni Affairs and Development, who died May 13.

Visitation will take place:

Wednesday, May 15
2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge

A funeral mass and celebration of life are planned for Thursday, May 16 starting at 10 a.m. Service details are available on the funeral home’s website.

Condolences to Lisa’s family may be shared through an online memorial site.

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast May 16 in Lisa’s honour.

Support services and initiatives are available for all faculty, staff and students, including:

  • Employee assistance program for faculty and staff, 1-800-265-8310
  • Multi-Faith Resource Team, Ext. 52392
  • Student Counselling Services, Ext. 53244
  • Crisis Text Line, text “UofG” to 686868

This message is shared with the community following University protocol.