Services held today for York grad student

Flags on the Main Keele and Glendon flagpoles and those at Passey residences will be flying at half-mast from 9am on July 11th until 1pm on July 12th to commemorate York student Abshir Hassan, who died tragically and suddenly on July 8, 2014. Abshir was a valued member of the York community and had many great friends and colleagues here. Abshir was in the Graduate Program in the Faculty of Education and had completed his undergraduate degrees here at York in Psychology and Education.

The funeral service will take place this Friday at the Khald Bin Alwalid Mosque located at 16 Bethridge Rd at approximately 2 p.m following prayers. The burial is at Beechwood cemetery at Jane and Steeles, and a reception (Iftar) will be held from 6 - 10 p.m. at Lawrence Heights Community Centre.

If you require further information, please contact Carolyn Cannon at ext. 20395.