Bernie Mulligan

University community mourns death of campus carpenter Bernie Mulligan

Friends and colleagues recall Bernie Mulligan as a caring person whose contributions will be missed. Mulligan, a carpenter in the UWindsor maintenance department, died October 1 at the age of 46.

Maintenance manager Rajeev Chawla recalled him as a team player.

“Bernie was always upbeat, always had a smile on his face,” Chawla said. “He had the unique ability to look at any job as a challenge to be completed. He is definitely going to be missed.”

James McGinlay, now manager of residence facilities, started his campus career alongside Mulligan in facility services.

Barbecue raises $2700 for carpenter’s cancer treatment

A benefit barbecue for UWindsor carpenter Bernie Mulligan ran out of food before it ran out of enthusiasm, organizers said Tuesday.

“We sold the last of our hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken and still had takers,” said Campus Police sergeant Floyd Porter.

The barbecue ran out shortly after 1 p.m. and had planned to serve until 2 p.m.

"That just goes to show you how eager people were to help out," Porter said.

The event raised more than $2,700 to offset costs associated with an experimental treatment to fight Mulligan’s cancer.

Campus Police organize barbecue to benefit Bernie Mulligan

Members of the Campus Community Police Service will host a lunchtime barbecue today – Tuesday, April 17 – to benefit Bernie Mulligan, a UWindsor carpenter undergoing treatment for cancer.

The event will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the eastern entrance to the CAW Student Centre and will feature hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as live music by Campus Police officers.