North Oakville kiosk honours memory and legacy of Christopher Lockwood


Published December 15, 2022 at 3:09 pm

A new kiosk honouring the life of Christopher Lockwood, who died tragically in 1999, was recently unveiled on George Savage Ave. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

Jay Lockwood wants to make sure his son’s name and memory never fade.

More than 20 years ago, Lockwood created the Christopher Lockwood Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation (OCF) to honour his son who tragically lost his life back on Aug. 22, 1999.

Now another tribute is helping to ensure the legacy of Christopher’s memory continues to inspire.

Recently Jay and his wife Mary, alongside family, friends and members of the OCF gathered at the unveiling of a “beautiful” new kiosk on George Savage Avenue that honours the life of Christopher.

The plaque reads, in part: “Christopher Lockwood was not the sort of person you easily forgot. He had a big personality that never failed to light up a room. Everyone loved Christopher, and he loved to share his passion for sports, especially basketball, with everyone.”

The Christopher Lockwood Fund has made a meaningful impact in the lives of many and continues to help countless students with scholarships to assist them in pursuing their dreams.

“Giving back to our community is an important part of our lives. Christopher would have been proud,” said Jay Lockwood.

“This kiosk will represent Christopher’s presence in our lives. We are overjoyed to be able to have this kiosk in his memory and to continue to assist in areas of need.”

Built by the Town of Oakville and with support of the OCF and Jay and Mary Lockwood, the kiosk will is part of the planned North Oakville Trail.

“The Foundation has had a long relationship with the Lockwoods and was happy to help them share Christopher’s continued legacy, ,” said Wendy Rinella, CEO of the Oakville Community Foundation.

“These kiosks are a great opportunity to honour a loved one and tell the story of our community for all to see.”

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