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Esko Community Remembers Sophomore Jackson Pfister

Created: October 14, 2019 07:39 AM

The Esko community is mourning the life of sophomore varsity football player, Jackson Pfister. His mother says Pfister suffered a cardiac event near the end of a varsity game Friday night, later passing away at the hospital. He had a congenital heart defect.

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In the days and hours following Pfister's death, flowers, photos, and farewell messages were laid in the heart of Esko's football field. Classmates wrote messages of "Fly High Jackson," and "You Will Be Dearly Missed," along with leaving behind a football, baseball, and hockey puck for their fellow Eskimo. 

15 on his jersey marked the 15 years of life young Pfister lived. An informal gathering was held on Sunday at the school as a way for students and friends to both pay homage to their friend as well as begin the healing process. 

Around 50 students attending Sunday's gathering, along with a priest and school counseling staff. Esko school officials say there will be resources available again this week for students and staff to utilize. School officials also ask families and staff to keep the Pfister's and the entire Esko student community in their thoughts as they begin to heal.

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