Grace Glofcheskie memorial service at U of G on Sunday
Friends, family to share stories of Guelph student
Many people have shared stories about Grace Glofcheskie, who was struck and killed by a stolen SUV last month, ahead of a memorial service being held at the University of Guelph on Sunday morning, her brother says.
"We love that people are sharing this with us because it will help sustain Grace's life through all of us for years to come," Luke Glofcheskie told CBC News in an email Thursday.
"Several friends have reached out to our family and asked if we would share their words at the ceremony and we will be doing that. Grace did so many things in her life, touched so many people, and continues to have an impact today. As a result, there is no shortage of great things to share at the memorial ceremony."
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Glofcheskie was a University of Guelph graduate and a member of the Gryphons women's golf team.
She was hit and killed by a SUV around 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 13. while walking home on Woolwich St., in Guelph.
Police said the SUV was stolen and had fled a RIDE check before it ran off the road, hit a hydro pole and then hit the 24-year-old woman.
Curtis Henri, 21, has been charged with break, enter and theft; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; criminal negligence causing death; dangerous driving causing death; flight from police causing death and breach of probation.
Service Sunday morning
The memorial service for Grace Glofcheskie will be held in the atrium of the Summerlee Science Complex at the University of Guelph on Sunday starting at 11 a.m.
Luke Glofcheskie has been working with Jamie VanderBerg, who is part of the multi-faith resource team at the school's office of intercultural affairs, to collect stories and pictures to use during the memorial service. They will also be used in a book of memories for her family.
Those attending the service will be able to donate to a memorial fund set up by Glofcheskie's at the university.
A funeral for Grace Glofcheskie was held in December in her hometown of Arnprior, Ont., located west of Ottawa.