The world has been in the worst situation for almost a year and a half. COVID-19 has taken many lives, and most suspect that the vaccine is the reason for the death of another young life. It's Jacob Downey. Downey was a first-year student at Queen’s University in Kingston, who sadly passed away Sept.
18 due to heart problems. Most suspect that the reason is the vaccine, and after his death, an atmosphere was created in which most believed that the vaccine took one life. His father, Peter Downey, denied such rumors and expressed his view: "I don't think my son Jacob's death was in any way related to the COVID vaccine!" Jacob studied kinesiology and was one of three recipients of the Peterborough Petes Education Fund Minor Hockey Scholarship program
Hockey (his love)
Hockey was obviously his great love, and he wanted to dedicate himself to such a sport.
His coach Scott had high hopes for his player and considered him an excellent person. In addition to hockey, he loved other sports such as rugby and lacrosse Most of his friends and colleagues are shaken as well as his coach: .
“Jacob will be missed, but never forgotten,” said Coach Scott, Peterborough Petes. “It’s heartbreaking,” Roche said. “Not only was I his coach but a close family friend. He was almost to a degree like a son to me, too.
It’s devastating. To be honest, I still haven’t really processed this yet”. “He was a brilliant kid on and off the ice and in every sport he played. He excelled not only in hockey but field lacrosse, box lacrosse and he played a lot of rugby, too."
"Off the playing field, he was an extremely motivated and smart kid in all walks of life and school. He had ambitions of getting into sports science and I know he would have been fantastic at that because of his sports background”.
The University of Queens also posted on its website: "An excellent student and athlete, Jacob was one of three recipients of the Peterborough Petes Education Fund Minor Hockey Scholarship program prior to arriving at Queen's from his hometown of Lindsay, ON.
Jacob had many friends from his activities and had already developed a number of friendships with fellow students and residents of Jean Royce Hall. Jacob will be deeply missed by his parents, Peter and Laurie, his extended family, and friends. "