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Updated 10-06



Geological student is mourned

Flags are at half-staff at the main campus entrance today, as a funeral service is being held for Kenton Carnegie (pictured), a third-year geological engineering student who died November 8. The funeral is set for at 11 a.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East in Carnegie's home town of Oshawa.

[Carnegie] "Kenton was admired by all of his classmates, fellow-students, staff and faculty who knew him," says a brief statement from the faculty of engineering and civil engineering department.

And a statement from the student Engineering Society said more about him: "Kenton was a very active member of the society, most known for his work as one of the EngSoc video directors. During the term Kenton could be found all around campus filming and taking footage. With the help of the other video directors Kenton would compile and produce a wrap up video to be shown at our end of term party." Among other activities, Carnegie hosted a radio program, "Strange Brew", on CKMS-FM.

Said EngSoc president Nick Lawler: "Although we are the largest engineering faculty in Canada, with students spread all over the world on co-op terms, we are still a close-knit community. Kenton's class of Geological Engineering students is our smallest class, with less then 20 students, and this loss will hit them hard. Already condolences are pouring in from recent Geological graduates and alumni." The dean's office noted that "counseling services are available for classmates who need assistance, and efforts are underway to establish a scholarship fund in honor of Kenton's memory."

The official obituary notes that "Memorial donations to the University of Waterloo Kenton Carnegie Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family." Carnegie is survived by his parents, Kim and Lori Carnegie, as well as brother Calvin and sister Breanne.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed on Friday that Carnegie was the man who was apparently killed by wolves near a mining camp in Points North Landing, Saskatchewan, 500 miles (800 km) north of Saskatoon. He was at the remote site on his fall term co-op job.