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Dr. Gary Worrell

In memoriam

Dr. Gary Worrell found tremendous pride in helping the countless students who benefited from his stern but equally caring and compassionate guidance. He spent his entire professional career at UNB Saint John, where his memory will continue to live on.

Gary L. Worrell was born Jan. 10, 1953. After graduating from McAdam High School in 1971, Gary further pursued education by attending UNB (BPE ’75), Penn State (MSc ’77) and Florida State (PhD ’87).

Gary spent his 41-year career at UNB Saint John and was recognized for his dedicated service in 2012 when he was awarded the coveted President’s Medal.

As a nationally certified soccer referee, Gary officiated countless matches throughout the Maritimes and Canada for more than 25 years. His intimate knowledge of the rulebook made him a resource for other soccer leagues and institutions, and he was called upon for “expert advice or rulings” on occasion.

After suffering a heart incident, Gary led a cautious but fulfilling life for more than 20 years. He loved time with his family, spending summers at the lake, cooking, recreational sports, and spirited conversation. Gary was always mindful of the opinion of others and is remembered as a great listener who always thought before he spoke.

Gary died on Oct. 25, 2020, at the age of 67. To honour his memory, Gary’s wife, Sue, along with their family and friends have established the Dr. Gary Worrell Memorial Soccer Scholarship. The award will be given to a Saint John campus student who is a member of the UNB Seawolves soccer team.

You may support the Dr. Gary Worrell Memorial Soccer Scholarship by donating online or by mailing a contribution to our offices in Saint John or Fredericton. Thank you for your support.

How you can help

We encourage you to share this page with family, friends and colleagues who may have known Gary, and to help honour his memory by making a gift in support of the memorial fund at UNB online or by mail.

How to establish named gifts

Establishing named scholarships, bursaries or other funds is an easy and meaningful way to ensure that you or someone you care about is remembered with a special connection to UNB. Contact us to learn more.