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Ontario Man Dies in Cuba


An Ontario man has died while in Cuba, Foreign Affairs says.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who passed away in Cuba,” Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Jessica Seguin said in an e-mail late Friday.

“Canadian officials in Cuba are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and are providing consular assistance to the family as required.”

The man has been identified in media reports as Odaine “Horace” Lumley of Mississauga, Ont. It was reported he fell from a hotel balcony.

Friends took to Twitter to express their shock at news of the man’s death.

“We will all miss you and love you, but we know you’re watching down on us,” on friend named Jessica E tweeted. “One of the funniest guys I know.”

Another friend named Brittany tweeted she was “wishing this was a very bad dream” and posted a photo of Lumley.

“I can’t believe we really lost Odaine,” she wrote. “There are no words to really describe how I feel.”


Very sad to read of this accident. :’( I don’t mean to sound insensitive, but I’m “happy” (relatively speaking) to read it wasn’t due to an altercation or something.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.