Community Mourns Passing of Student
On Monday, September 11, the Brewster community suffered a tremendous loss.
Lucas Wheeler, Class of 2018, passed away overnight in his residence hall. The medical examination revealed that he had undiagnosed cardiomyopathy.
Lucas attended Newton South High School in Massachusetts before starting at Brewster in the fall of 2015 as a sophomore. Head of School Craig Gemmell shared, “I had the opportunity to get to know Lucas well. A remarkable friend and a devoted member of our community, Lucas was a boy who spoke from the heart about everything about which he cared and was a devoted member of the varsity lacrosse and hockey teams. He was excited to be back at Brewster and was looking forward to the start of his senior year.”
He continued, “Every member of our campus feels this news deeply, and the care and concern shown here has been stunning. Monday evening we held an All School gathering to help support the grieving process with students, and the gathering ended with Lucas’ classmates and friends speaking of their profound love of him in the midst of their sense of loss.”
Resources, including grief counselors, have been in place since the community was notified of Lucas’ passing on Monday.
A service celebrating the life of Lucas Todd Wheeler will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 3pm at The First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02459. Lucas Wheeler Obituary
Any questions can be directed to Communications Director Marcia Eldredge.