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Memorial Giving

Memorial gifts may acknowledge a much admired professor; recognize an individual who impacted a life; memorialize a student or colleague; or honour a loved one.

Donations collected through memorial funds are awarded to students as scholarships, bursaries or academic awards.

A gift notification will be sent to the individual or family member specified at the time of giving and donors will receive a tax receipt.

For more information contact Denise Lach at 905-815-4299, or

Wayne Fish, 1953 - 2018
Wayne Fish
It is with great sadness that the Sheridan Athletics and Recreation Department announced the passing of Wayne Fish, Varsity Coordinator, on February 8, at Ian Anderson House in Oakville. He was 64. 

Wayne joined the Sheridan Bruins team as Varsity Coordinator in 2003. He engineered the return of women's basketball to the Varsity level and chaired many championship events at Sheridan, including Women's Provincial Basketball, Men's and Women's Provincial Soccer, Men's Provincial Volleyball, the inaugural Women's Rugby 7's championship, and the Men's National Soccer Tournament in 2014. Most recently, Wayne coordinated the Men's Rugby program that won its first ever OCAA Gold Medal.

Sheridan Athletic Director Jim Flack stated: "We will all miss Wayne tremendously. I first met him 26 years ago when I coached at Seneca for a year. His outgoing personality never changed, and typical of Wayne, he worked until he could work no more. His body simply gave out. We all knew this day was coming, but it's still a crushing blow to the Bruin family. And today, our hearts and minds are with Wayne's wife Kathryn, and his two daughters Marisa and Ciara. There is a hole in all of our hearts today. He will be missed by so many."

Donations in memory of Wayne can be made to the Sky Blue Fund supporting Sheridan student-athletes.


Cathy Elliott, 1957 - 2017

Cathy Elliott

A true Renaissance woman, Cathy was equally interested and talented in visual art, theatre, music, and set and costume design. A self-taught musician, this Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated playwright performed all across Canada, taking her stories of strong women to audiences great and small. She met with royalty, a prime minister, and youth from all walks of life. Her many works of art reflect her love of the Earth.

As a member of the Sipekne'katik Mi'kmaq First Nation in Nova Scotia, she was passionate about her roots on her maternal grandfather's side of the family and created worlds that prominently featured nature, strong women and Indigenous culture. As part of the DAREarts team, she later traveled to remote communities to help enable Indigenous youth through art and song. She did what she loved to do to the very end.

To honour Cathy’s legacy, the Cathy Elliott Memorial Scholarship has been established at Sheridan College. Each year, her award will be presented to assist an emerging Indigenous student in the arts, with a focus on those enrolled in music theatre performance, visual and creative arts or technical production for theatre and live events.

Donate to the Cathy Elliott Memorial Scholarship


Jonah Daniel Franklin McIntosh, 1994 - 2017

Jonah McIntoshOn August 16th, which would have been Jonah's 23rd birthday, his family established the Jonah McIntosh Memorial Scholarship. Jonah passed away suddenly on July 11, 2017. He was a graduate of Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program. Jonah knew he wanted to pursue music theatre from an early age. While at Sheridan he performed in several productions including Grand Hotel, Damn Yankees, Legally Blonde and Chess.

Just one year after graduating from Sheridan, Jonah debuted at the Shaw Festival as part of the 2017 Ensemble. He was a participant in RBC's Emerging Artist Project. Jonah had roles in both 1837: The Farmers Revolt and Me and My Girl. Outside of his professional work, he also pursued other projects like teaching others, volunteering, writing a musical and partial completion of an EP.

Jonah was known for his radiating smile, the light in his eyes, his incredible work ethic, discipline and dedication to be the best version of himself and to push others to do the same. The Jonah McIntosh Memorial Scholarship will honour Jonah and recognize the importance of continuing education. Presented annually, the scholarship will support a current student in the Music Theatre program who is completing their education and pursuing their dreams of a career on stage.

Donate to the Jonah McIntosh Memorial Scholarship

Quangviet (Viet) Nguyen, 1987 - 2017

 Quangviet Nguyen

Friends and family of Viet have established a scholarship in his name to honour his memory and celebrate his love of art. He often attended anime conventions and was a musician: he played the violin, guitar and piano. He was a talented artist, and this scholarship will support a student in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. Obituary of Quangviet Nguyen.

Donate to the Quangviet Nguyen Memorial Scholarship.



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