This page is retired. There is a memorial site for Robert

Robert Michael Barrington Leigh, 1986-2006

Toronto Celebration: October 5, 2006

From 4-7 pm in the Junior Common Room of University
College at the University of Toronto. Speakers begin at 5 pm.

Here's a poster.

6 September 2006

Thank you to search volunteers and donors

Today in the Edmonton Sun, a half-page Thank You message is running for all of you.  Thanks to the Sun for making this possible.

24 August 2006

Flowers and Donations

The family is asking that anyone wishing to donate flowers would send locally grown or wild flowers.

Below is a list of agencies which the family has chosen to receive donations in Robert's name. We believe they relate to his interests. The links provide more information on donating.

The Mathematics and Physics departments at the University of Toronto have also most kindly created a scholarship in Robert's name and are accepting donations for it. You can read a letter from the head of the Math Department.

Thank you.

25 August 2006

A gathering is being organised in Toronto for Sunday night:
Sunday, August 27
The Duke of Gloucester, 649 Yonge St (south of Bloor, on the East side)
Room booked from 7PM onward, under the name of Paul Harrison
Feel free to drop in anytime after 7.

24 August 2006


(as in Edmonton Journal)

March 19th 1986 - August 13th 2006
University of Toronto student

Robert died on August 13th in the river valley. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

The Barrington Leigh family will be celebrating Robert's life on Sunday Aug. 27th at 1:00 pm at the Strathcona Community Centre (10139-87 Ave). We would like to invite those who were directly involved in Robert's life to join us.   R.S.V.P. to

There will be some parking available at the Community Centre.

(Note to press following 27 Aug: Thank you.)

22 August 2006

Robert found

Dear friends,

Robert was found dead in the N Saskatchewan River at ~11:00 a.m. this morning and identified by police around midday.

CHANGE OF LOCATION to Queen Elizabeth Park: (2:50 pm):

We are holding a vigil for volunteers and community tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Park (meet at the Queen Elizabeth Pool), in order to give our appreciation for the amazing outpouring of support this week.

Please bring a candle if you feel like it.

Please also consider taking down posters as you see them.

Thank you.

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