The unexpected loss of a Grade 4 student at Scott Young Public School has left the community in grief. The child was remembered as a caring and cheerful young man.
Colton, 9, from Ontario, Canada died suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 17, after suffering a sudden blood clot in his brain stem, Northumberland news reported.
“It is with great sadness that Colton Austin Bertram Windrem passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 17, 2022 in his 9th year,” according to his obituary.
“He was an amazing kid, and I guess every parent would say that about their kid, but honestly all the messages are coming in saying he was so sweet and caring,” said Colton’s mother, Sheryl Windrem.
“He was always thinking of others and just hearing that from other people, I know he brought that out into the world as well.”
Colton Windrem died unexpectedly from a blood clot after a visit to the hospital on Dec. 16, according to a fundraiser set up for the family.
After a trip to the hospital, on December 16th, our dear friends and family Sheryl, Mike and Audrie Windrem’s lives have changed forever with the loss of their beloved son and brother, 9 year old Colton.
Colton was an amazing kid with a huge heart. He touched the lives of everyone who met him as he was a genuine soul who loved his friends and family. Colton loved life on the farm and he was always sharing his passion and knowledge about tractors and farming. He was the best big brother to Audrie who truly admired and looked up to him.
Colton is truly a superhero. Not only did he make our lives better by just knowing him, but he is an organ donor and is continuing to change others’ lives for the better.
Trillium Lakelands District School Board is providing grief counseling to students and faculty at Scott Young Public School in Omemee following the unexpected death of Colton.
“Special counseling services have been made available to students and staff, and will continue to be available throughout the week and longer, if needed.” Sinead Fegan, Communications Officer, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, told Kawartha 411 News.
Toy tractors have been placed on mailboxes in the Omemee community as a sign of love and remembrance for Colton.
Sunderland Co-op – Peterborough (Otonabee, ON, Canada) will also give all the proceeds from the sales of any toy tractors or tractor ornaments sold over the next month to help support the Windrem Family.
A Donation Box has been set up at the Lindsay Store for Colton until January 7th, 2023.