OCC Inquest - Srigley 2017

Bureau du coroner en chef

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: Srigley
Given Name(s): Robert
Age: 45

Held at: 1107 Garrett Street, Sharbot Lake, ON
From: April 24th
To: April 26th, 2017
By: Dr. John Carlisle, Coroner for Ontario
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Robert Srigley
Date and time of death:  July 28, 2013
Place of death: Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON
Cause of death: Complications of multiple gunshot wounds
By what means: Undetermined

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on the 26 of April, 2017
Coroner's name: Dr. John Carlisle
(Original signed by coroner)


We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:


Inquest into the death of:

Robert Srigley


Jury Recommendations

To the Ministry of Community and Social Services:

  1. We encourage the Ministry of Community and Social Services to consider a review of the criteria that determine the level of funding provided to individuals receiving assistance from the Ontario Disability Support Program. In particular, if a court has recommended (or ordered) a particular living situation for an individual based on an assessment of their mental health, the actual costs of such living arrangements should be considered on an individual basis to determine whether financial support should be varied from standard levels.

To the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services:

  1. We encourage the ministries to consider the most practical, effective and efficient ways to provide frontline police officers with access to a mental health professional who might provide information or advice to the police concerning individuals and situations police officers may encounter in the course of their duties, particularly those individuals who may be at risk of self-harm.