Flags were lowered Tuesday to half-mast at Humber College after a Radio Broadcasting student was found dead in his residence at North campus last week.
Simeon David Weber, 19, of Simcoe, Ont., was found in his third-floor room in S Building.
“The Humber community is deeply saddened by his untimely death,” a prepared statement by the college on its Facebook page said. “The college has been in contact with his family to express our condolences, and is providing support to faculty, staff and students who knew him.”
Neil Mathur, program director for Radio Programming, said Weber usually sat in the centre of class, was usually surrounded by friends.
“He was a lovely young man who was so passionate about radio,” he said.
“He had a strong dedication to his craft,” said Mathur, adding he last saw Weber in a Thursday class discussing career pathways.
“He was a good student” that was full of positive energy, Mathur said.
Weber started the Radio Broadcasting program at North in September 2018, where he dreamed of becoming a radio broadcaster, according to his obituary.
It stated Weber had numerous interests, including his “cacti collection, his cats, his geeky t-shirt collection, sci-fi programs, technology and media.”
The Humber Facebook site received a number of condolence messages, including one praising Weber’s work with the Simcoe and District Humane Society.
“Condolences from the Humane Society,” the message read. “Simeon did amazing work for our shelter and will be dearly missed.”
The college provided counselling services for staff and students at North and Lakeshore campuses.
Weber is survived by his parents, three siblings and his girlfriend.
A private family funeral will be held. A memorial visitation at Ferris Funeral Home on Norfolk Street South in Simcoe will be held April 20 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Donations in his memory can be made to Simcoe and District Humane Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association.