Funeral Friday for UOIT student killed in accident

Photo of Rhyss Glenfield, a UOIT student killed in an accident last week, from the Remembering Rhyss Glenfield Facebook profile. Photo credit: Courtesy of Facebook

A funeral will be held Friday for first-year UOIT student Rhyss Glenfield, 19, who was struck and killed by a car as he was crossing the intersection of Simcoe Street and Conlin Road in Oshawa on Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m.

According to Const. George Tudos of Durham Regional Police, the investigation of the accident is still underway.

Glenfield was in the Gaming Development and Entrepreneurship program at UOIT.

The funeral will be held at the Jubilee Christian Fellowship in Stratford, Ont. at 1 p.m.

A visitation which will also be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home in Stratford on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Pastor Joel French will officiate the ceremony. The funeral home also encourages family and friends to wear their favourite hoodies in honour of Glenfield.

Not only did Glenfield love to wear hoodies, but according to his obituary he also loved coffee, watching anime, and he loved to stir the pot, both in the kitchen and in his #RhyssRants posts.

Glenfield was a graduate of Stratford Central Secondary School where he was the co-president of the music council and played an array of instruments.

Glenfield was also an active member of the Life Church in Stratford where he was a drummer in their worship band.

He also went on a life-changing mission trip to Ghana and impacted numerous lives, according to the obituary.

A GoFundMe campaign has been setup in honour of Glenfield and to help his family cover funeral costs.

The campaign had raised $5,080 out of the $8,000 goal as of midday Monday.

So far, the campaign has received donations from 112 people and been shared on Facebook by 348 people.

The GoFundMe campaign also shared that if any funds are left over following the funeral, Glenfield’s family would like to use the money to start a scholarship at UOIT to help out future students.