Gee-Gees basketball family suffers through another tragic loss


uOttawa Gee-Gees program and the entire U-Sport basketball family is mourning the tragic passing of former Gee-Gees player Jeff Plunkett, who died last week in a motorcycle accident in just outside his native Barrie.

Plunkett, described by many close to the uOttawa program as a larger-than-life character who was a de-facto leader on and off the court during his time as a player for the Gee-Gees, marks the third recent passing of high-profile members of the uOttawa basketball program after Andrew Gayle and John Plaskacz.

The Plunkett family has had to deal with terrible tragedy in the past as the patriarch of the family, Police Constable Robert Plunkett was killed in the line of duty in 2007.

Our sympathetic thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Plunkett family including mother Sonja, Jeff’s younger brother Matt Plunkett who just graduated from the Gee-Gees this past season and long-time basketball community member Pat Dooley, Matt and Jeff’s step-father.

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