Bytown Blues Life Member Gerry Veit Passes Away

The Canadian Rugby community lost one of its own yesterday, as longtime Bytown Blues player Gerry Veit passed away suddenly after a match in Saranac Lake in the USA. Below is a statement provided by the club regarding Viet’s passing:

“To all Bytown Blues members past and present,

Tragically our club lost a legend earlier today. Life member Gerry Veit passed away suddenly this morning after a match in Saranac Lake. Many of our members were there with Gerry and are making arrangements. More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

Our thoughts and payers are with Gerry’s family and his friends of which many of us are.

From the Comms team and the boys in Saranac at the moment, Gerry “Animal” Veit will be greatly missed. He was a true rugby hero and a good, good man.”

The club is asking friends and family to support a memorial fund created to to honour his name, and help his family cope and deal with his sudden passing.