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‘A light in the midst of darkness’: Family, friends gather for Maxwell Hyman vigil

“Maxwell was always the light in the midst of darkness, and everyone has shared that tonight. So we shine the light bright for Maxwell” says a cousin of the deceased, as family and friends gathered for a vigil Thursday (31 May) at John Gray High School for former national sprinter Maxwell Hyman who tragically died of Lupus in April.

“Almost every other day before track, we’d go to Burger King and get some fries and a milkshake. And that would get Coach angry to no end” said a close friend.

“Maxwell, my cousin, was a very very loving person. One of his legacies was that he spent a lot of time getting to know the family” said another close relative.

“There were days when my Stepfather was to drop my lunch money for me, and he never did. Every lunch time, Maxwell would come up to me and find me and say ‘Kim do you have lunch?’ If the answer is no, don’t worry I’ll get you lunch money, and he’d say ‘don’t worry some girl will buy me lunch’. That’s the person that Maxwell was.”

Maxwell Hyman is the older brother of 100-metre national record holder Kemar Hyman. A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday (2 June) at the Lion’s Centre.


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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. It was in this role where he was able to merge his best attributes: sports knowledge and personality. While with the Ticats, Jordan provided live analysis and interviews while developing a digital portfolio of one-on-one interviews, episodic sports comedy and full length sports & news features. He has also worked with CBC Sports for Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Special Olympics as well as roles with Cineflix and Cream Productions as an Assistant Director.

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